gray oxen

gray ox

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kouprey

[koo-prey]
noun, plural koupreys (especially collectively) kouprey.
a wild ox, Bibos (Novibos ) sauveli, of Laos and Cambodia, having a blackish-brown body with white markings on the back and feet: an endangered species.
Also called gray ox.


Origin:
1935–40; (< F) < spoken Khmer ko:prey (written gō brai) < Pali cow1 + Khmer brai forest

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kouprey (ˈkuːpreɪ)
 
n
a large wild member of the cattle tribe, Box sauveli, of SE Asia, having a blackish-brown body and white legs: an endangered species
 
[C20: from French, from a Cambodian native name, from Pali cow + Khmer brai forest]

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