wesend

wesend, m.n: a bison, buffalo, wild ox. (WEH-zend / ˈwɛ-zɛnd)

Medieval manuscript image of a buffalo with large horns showing his teeth and flaring his nostrils.
Jacob van Maerlant’s Der naturen bloeme. Utrecht, c. 1340-c. 1350. Koninklijke Bibliotheek, KB KA 16, f. 47r. [commons.wikimedia.org]

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