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kouprey Line breaks: kou|prey
Pronunciation: /ˈkuːpreɪ/

Definition of kouprey in English:


A very rare grey ox found in the forests of SE Asia.
  • Bos sauveli, family Bovidae
Example sentences
  • Nevertheless, the kouprey is shy and more difficult to kill than either gaur or banteng.
  • The animal was expected to be similar to other wild cattle found in the same area, including the gaur and the kouprey, or gray ox.
  • Weighing in at about 220 pounds, the saola is the largest land-dwelling mammal introduced to science since the kouprey, or gray ox, was described in 1937.


1940s: from Khmer.

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