przevalski-horse

Przewalski's horse

[pshuh-vahl-skeez, shuh-]
noun
a wild horse, Equus caballus przevalskii, chiefly of Mongolia and Sinkiang, characterized by light yellow coloring and a stiff, upright black mane with no forelock: the only remaining breed of wild horse, it is now endangered and chiefly maintained in zoos.
Also, Przevalski's horse.
Compare tarpan.


Origin:
after Nikolaĭ Mikhaĭlovich Przhevalʾskiĭ (Polish Przewalski) (1839–88), Russian explorer, the animal's first European observer (1876)

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To przevalski-horse
Collins
World English Dictionary
Przewalski's horse (ˌpɜːʒəˈvælskɪz)
 
n
a wild horse, Equus przewalskii, of W Mongolia, having an erect mane and no forelock: extinct in the wild, only a few survive in captivity
 
[C19: named after the Russian explorer Nikolai Mikhailovich Przewalski (1839--88), who discovered it]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;