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tur

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Pronunciation: /tʊə
 
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Definition of tur in English:

noun

A wild goat native to the Caucasian mountains.
  • Genus Capra, family Bovidae: two species, C. caucasica and C. cylindricornis
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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