Definition of tur in English:

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tur

Pronunciation: /to͝or/

noun

A wild goat native to the Caucasian mountains.
  • Genus Capra, family Bovidae: two species.
Example sentences
  • Neandertals learned the migration patterns and grazing habits of the tur and how to hunt the biggest and fastest of the animals, according to scientists.
  • In order to reconstruct the behaviors of Neandertals and the mountain goats, Adler and his colleagues studied clues from thousands of Caucasian tur bones and teeth.

Origin

Late 19th century: from Russian.

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Syllabification: tur

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