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burrhel

[bur-uh l]
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noun
  1. bharal.

bharal

or bur·rhel

[bur-uh l]
noun
  1. a wild sheep, Pseudois nahoor, of Tibet and adjacent mountainous regions, having goatlike horns that curve backward.

Origin of bharal

Borrowed into English from Hindi around 1830–40
Also called blue sheep.
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Examples from the Web for burrhel

Historical Examples

  • In Asia it should include the great Indian rhinoceros and its allied species, the burrhel, the Nilgiri tahr and the gayal.

    Our Vanishing Wild Life

    William T. Hornaday

  • Riding back we saw some burrhel on the opposite hills, too far off to make a successful stalk possible.


British Dictionary definitions for burrhel

bharal

burhel

noun
  1. a wild Himalayan sheep, Pseudois nayaur, with a bluish-grey coat and round backward-curving horns

Word Origin

Hindi
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