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gaur

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡaʊə
 
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Definition of gaur in English:

noun

A wild ox having a large head, a dark brown or black coat with white stockings, and a hump, native to India and Malaysia. Also called Indian bison, seladang.
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.

Origin

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

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