himalayan-tahr

Himalayan tahr

noun
See under tahr.
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tahr

[tahr]
noun
any of several Old World wild goats of the genus Hemitragus, as H. jemlahicus (Himalayan tahr) introduced into New Zealand, having a long mane and short, stout, recurving horns: most are endangered or threatened in their native regions.
Also, thar.


Origin:
1832; < Nepali thār

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tahr or thar (tɑː)
 
n
any of several goatlike bovid mammals of the genus Hemitragus, such as H. jemlahicus (Himalayan tahr), of mountainous regions of S and SW Asia, having a shaggy coat and curved horns
 
[from Nepali thār]
 
thar or thar
 
n
 
[from Nepali thār]

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