Definition of goral in English:

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goral

Pronunciation: /ˈɡōrəl/

noun

A long-haired goat-antelope with backward curving horns, found in mountainous regions of eastern Asia.
  • Genus Nemorhaedus, family Bovidae: two species.
Example sentences
  • Along the way you may even sight the Himalayan red panda, musk deer, leopards, black bear, goral and tahr in the national park.
  • Pam Groves of the University of Alaska-Fairbanks has shown that the closest relative is actually the goral.
  • My 40th birthday was celebrated in the Himalayas, where I took valuable pictures of the red goral, one of the world's most endangered animals.

Origin

Mid 19th century: a local word in the Himalayas.

Words that rhyme with goral

aboral, aural, choral, floral, oral

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: go·ral

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