tibetan-antelope

Tibetan antelope

noun
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chiru

[chir-oo]
noun
a goat antelope, Pantholops hodgsoni, of Tibet, the male of which has very long, straight horns.
Also called Tibetan antelope.


Origin:
perhaps < Nepali jarayo

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chiru (ˈtʃɪruː)
 
n
a Tibetan antelope, Pantholops hodgsoni, having a dense woolly pinkish-brown fleece prized as the source of shahtoosh wool: now close to extinction due to illegal slaughter for its fleece
 
[C19: probably from Tibetan]

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