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Przewalski's horse

[pshuh-vahl-skeez, shuh-] /pʃəˈvɑl skiz, ʃə-/
noun
1.
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)
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Przewalski's horse

/ˌpɜːʒəˈvælskɪz/
noun
1.
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
Word Origin
C19: named after the Russian explorer Nikolai Mikhailovich Przewalski (1839–88), who discovered it
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