Buffon definition by Webster's New World
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Buffon, Comte de (born George Louis Leclerc) 1707-88; Fr. naturalist
Buffon definition by American Heritage Dictionary
, Comte Georges Louis Leclerc de 1707-1788.
French naturalist whose monumental Histoire Naturelle (36 volumes, 1749-1788; 8 additional volumes completed by assistants and published in 1804) laid the foundation for later studies in biology, zoology, and comparative anatomy.