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 for Buffalo nut
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Buffalo \Buf"fa*lo\, n.; pl. Buffaloes. [Sp. bufalo (cf. It.
     bufalo, F. buffle), fr. L. bubalus, bufalus, a kind of
     African stag or gazelle; also, the buffalo or wild ox, fr.
     Gr. ? buffalo, prob. fr. ? ox. See Cow the animal, and cf.
     Buff the color, and Bubale.]
     1. (Zool.) A species of the genus Bos or Bubalus
        ({Bubalus bubalus), originally from India, but now found
        in most of the warmer countries of the eastern continent.
        It is larger and less docile than the common ox, and is
        fond of marshy places and rivers.
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     2. (Zool.) A very large and savage species of the same genus
        ({Syncerus Caffer syn. Bubalus Caffer) found in South
        Africa; -- called also Cape buffalo.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Zool.) Any species of wild ox.
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     4. (Zool.) The bison of North America.
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     5. A buffalo robe. See Buffalo robe, below.
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     6. (Zool.) The buffalo fish. See Buffalofish, below.
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     Buffalo berry (Bot.), a shrub of the Upper Missouri
        ({Sherherdia argentea) with acid edible red berries.
  
     Buffalo bird (Zool.), an African bird of the genus
        Buphaga, of two species. These birds perch upon
        buffaloes and cattle, in search of parasites.
  
     Buffalo bug, the carpet beetle. See under Carpet.
  
     Buffalo chips, dry dung of the buffalo, or bison, used for
        fuel. [U.S.]
  
     Buffalo clover (Bot.), a kind of clover ({Trifolium
        reflexum and Trifoliumsoloniferum) found in the ancient
        grazing grounds of the American bison.
  
     Buffalo cod (Zool.), a large, edible, marine fish
        ({Ophiodon elongatus) of the northern Pacific coast; --
        called also blue cod, and cultus cod.
  
     Buffalo fly, or Buffalo gnat (Zool.), a small dipterous
        insect of the genus Simulium, allied to the black fly of
        the North. It is often extremely abundant in the lower
        part of the Mississippi valley and does great injury to
        domestic animals, often killing large numbers of cattle
        and horses. In Europe the Columbatz fly is a species with
        similar habits.
  
     Buffalo grass (Bot.), a species of short, sweet grass
        ({Buchlo["e] dactyloides), from two to four inches high,
        covering the prairies on which the buffaloes, or bisons,
        feed. [U.S.]
  
     Buffalo nut (Bot.), the oily and drupelike fruit of an
        American shrub ({Pyrularia oleifera); also, the shrub
        itself; oilnut.
  
     Buffalo robe, the skin of the bison of North America,
        prepared with the hair on; -- much used as a lap robe in
        sleighs.
        [1913 Webster] buffalofish

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  buffalo nut
      n 1: oily drupaceous fruit of rabbitwood [syn: buffalo nut,
           elk nut, oil nut]
      2: shrub of southeastern United States parasitic on roots of
         hemlocks having sparse spikes of greenish flowers and pulpy
         drupes [syn: rabbitwood, buffalo nut, Pyrularia pubera]

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