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blue bull

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nilgai

[nil-gahy]
noun, plural nilgais (especially collectively) nilgai.
a large, Indian antelope, Boselaphus tragocamelus, the male of which is bluish gray with small horns, the female tawny and hornless.
Also called blue bull.


Origin:
1880–85; < Hindi nīlgāy literally, blue cow

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nilgai, nilghau or nylghau (ˈnɪlɡaɪ, ˈnɪlɡɔː)
 
n , pl -gai, -gais, -ghau, -ghaus
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
 
[C19: from Hindi nīlgāw blue bull, from Sanskrit nīla dark blue + go bull]
 
nilghau, nilghau or nylghau
 
n
 
[C19: from Hindi nīlgāw blue bull, from Sanskrit nīla dark blue + go bull]
 
nylghau, nilghau or nylghau
 
n
 
[C19: from Hindi nīlgāw blue bull, from Sanskrit nīla dark blue + go bull]

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