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markhor

[mahr-kawr] /ˈmɑr kɔr/
noun, plural markhors (especially collectively) markhor.
1.
a wild goat, Capra falconeri, of mountainous regions from Afghanistan to India, having compressed, spiral horns and long, shaggy hair: all populations are threatened or endangered.
Also, markhoor.
Origin of markhor
1865-1870
1865-70; < Persian mārkhōr literally, serpent-eater, equivalent to mār snake + -khōr eating; cf. manticore
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markhor

/ˈmɑːkɔː/
noun (pl) -khors, -khor, -khoors, -khoor
1.
a large wild Himalayan goat, Capra falconeri, with a reddish-brown coat and large spiralled horns
Word Origin
C19: from Persian, literally: snake-eater, from mār snake + -khōr eating
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