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

  Bison \Bi"son\ (b[imac]"s[o^]n; 277), n. [L. bison, Gr. bi`swn,
     a wild ox; akin to OHG. wisunt, wisant, G. wisent, AS.
     wesend, Icel. v[imac]sundr: cf. F. bison.] (Zool.)
     (a) The aurochs or European bison.
     (b) The American bison buffalo ({Bison Americanus), a large,
         gregarious bovine quadruped with shaggy mane and short
         black horns, which formerly roamed in herds over most of
         the temperate portion of North America, but by 1900 was
         restricted to very limited districts in the region of the
         Rocky Mountains, and was almost hunted to extinction.
  
     Note: Efforts at conservation of the American bison resulted
           in setting aside several reserves, and by 1990 a few
           stable herds were established, numbering from hundreds
           to thousands, roaming certain public areas, such as
           Yellowstone Park, some reserves in Canada, and some
           private reserves. Some bison are kept as range animals
           for food, and the American bison has been bred with
           domestic cattle to form a cross called the beefalo.
           The American bison is commonly (though improperly)
           called a buffalo; an image of the bison appeared on the
           inverse of the U. S. five-cent coin (nickel) from 1913
           to 1937, and that coin was referred to as the buffalo
           nickel.
           [1913 Webster +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  bison
      n 1: any of several large humped bovids having shaggy manes and
           large heads and short horns

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  42 Moby Thesaurus words for "bison":
     Brahman, Indian buffalo, aurochs, beef, beef cattle, beeves, bossy,
     bovine, bovine animal, buffalo, bull, bullock, calf, carabao,
     cattle, cow, critter, dairy cattle, dairy cow, dogie, heifer,
     hornless cow, kine, leppy, maverick, milch cow, milcher, milk cow,
     milker, muley cow, muley head, musk-ox, neat, ox, oxen, steer,
     stirk, stot, wisent, yak, yearling, zebu
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  Bison
  
      GNU's replacement for the yacc parser generator.
     Bison runs under Unix and on Atari computers.  It was
     written by Robert Corbett.
  
     As of version 1.24, Bison will no longer apply the GNU
     General Public License to your code.  You can use the output
     files without restriction.
  
     ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/bison/)">FTP GNU.org (ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/bison/) or your nearest
     GNU archive site.
  
     E-mail: .
  
     Bison++ is a version which produces C++ output.
  
     (2000-07-05)
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Bison, KS -- U.S. city in Kansas
     Population (2000):    235
     Housing Units (2000): 120
     Land area (2000):     0.258080 sq. miles (0.668425 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.258080 sq. miles (0.668425 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            06950
     Located within:       Kansas (KS), FIPS 20
     Location:             38.520718 N, 99.197528 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     67520
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Bison, KS
      Bison
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Bison, SD -- U.S. town in South Dakota
     Population (2000):    373
     Housing Units (2000): 227
     Land area (2000):     1.001223 sq. miles (2.593156 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.001223 sq. miles (2.593156 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            05620
     Located within:       South Dakota (SD), FIPS 46
     Location:             45.523911 N, 102.464634 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     57620
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Bison, SD
      Bison
  

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