Definition of saola in English:

saola

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Pronunciation: /ˈʃaʊlɑː
 
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noun

  • A small two-horned mammal discovered in Vietnam in 1992, with similarities to both antelopes and oxen.
    • Pseudoryx nghetinhensis
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    • And an unusual form of antelope, the saola, was found in Vietnam a few years ago.
    • Weighing in at about 220 pounds, the saola is the largest land-dwelling mammal introduced to science since the kouprey, or gray ox, was described in 1937.
    • They include the saola (a goat-sized animal with spearlike horns) and a mysterious antelope-like beast known in Cambodia as the khiting vor, of which scientists have seen only the horns.

Origin

1990s: a local name, literally 'spindle horn'.

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