Definition of gaur in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡou(ə)r/


A large wild ox native to India and Malaysia. Also called Indian bison, seladang.
  • Bos gaurus, family Bovidae.
Example sentences
  • We understand today that in the Indochinese countries, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, there are three species of wild cattle: the gaur, the banteng and the nearly extinct Kouprey.
  • The nearby sanctuary is home to the barking, the spotted and the mouse deer, the gaur, the civet cat, the tiger and the elephant, besides a variety of birds and reptiles.
  • A visitor had fallen into an enclosure and risked being gored to death by a herd of wild gaurs, also known as Indian bison.


Early 19th century: from Sanskrit gaura; related to cow1.

Words that rhyme with gaur

bower, cower, devour, dower, embower, empower, endower, flour, flower, Glendower, glower, hour, lour, lower, our, plougher (US plower), power, scour, shower, sour, Stour, sweet-and-sour, tower

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Syllabification: gaur

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