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ID #1718

buffalo

/bófala/ [convergence with the seman-tically unrelated Eng. word seems coincidental; the phonological shape probably derives from an African form such as Yoruba bu moldy DYL or, in reference to its shape, possibly Ewe bofaa or Twi bɔfōō broad, thick (cf. DJE buffo)] n. a fungus (sp?): Buffalo. . . big round bob on top (Andros). = FLY HOUSE

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Last update: 2012-01-08 16:50
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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