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blue bull

noun
1.

nilgai

[nil-gahy] /ˈnɪl gaɪ/
noun, plural nilgais (especially collectively) nilgai.
1.
a large, Indian antelope, Boselaphus tragocamelus, the male of which is bluish gray with small horns, the female tawny and hornless.
Also, nylghai, nylghau.
Also called blue bull.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; < Hindi nīlgāy literally, blue cow
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nilgai

/ˈnɪlɡaɪ/
noun (pl) -gai, -gais, -ghau, -ghaus
1.
a large Indian antelope, Boselaphus tragocamelus. The male is blue-grey with white markings and has small horns; the female is brownish and has no horns
Word Origin
C19: from Hindi nīlgāw blue bull, from Sanskrit nīla dark blue + go bull
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nilgai

(species Boselaphus tragocamelus), Indian antelope, family Bovidae (order Artiodactyla), that ranges alone or in small groups in open plains or light forests.

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