Definition of bharal in English:

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bharal

Pronunciation: /ˈbʌr(ə)l/

noun

A Himalayan wild sheep with a bluish coat and backward-curving horns. Also called blue sheep.
  • Pseudois nayaur, family Bovidae
Example sentences
  • On lake banks are visiting giant pandas, gnus, mountain donkeys, elks, and bharals other wildlife.
  • The Himalayan blue sheep or bharal is generally found above 4,270 m in summer and is seldom seen at below 3,000 m.
  • A bharal's cylindrical horns curve outward, though in older animals, the horns are directed backward.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Hindi.

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