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takin

[tah-kin, -keen] /ˈtɑ kɪn, -kin/
noun
1.
a mountain-dwelling bovid, Budorcas taxicolor, native to the eastern Himalayas, China, and northern Burma, that resembles a cross between a goat and a musk ox.
Origin of takin
Mishmi
1840-1850
1840-50; alleged to be < Mishmi (Tibeto-Burman language of a tribal people of Arunachal Pradesh, NE India)
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takin

/ˈtɑːkiːn/
noun
1.
a massive bovid mammal, Budorcas taxicolor, of mountainous regions of S Asia, having a shaggy coat, short legs, and horns that point backwards and upwards
Word Origin
C19: from Mishmi
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