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burrhel

[bur-uh l] /ˈbɜr əl/
noun
1.

bharal

or burrhel

[bur-uh l] /ˈbɜr əl/
noun
1.
a wild sheep, Pseudois nahoor, of Tibet and adjacent mountainous regions, having goatlike horns that curve backward.
Also called blue sheep.
Origin of bharal
1830-1840
Borrowed into English from Hindi around 1830-40
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Examples from the Web for burrhel
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  • 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.

    The Unveiling of Lhasa Edmund Candler
British Dictionary definitions for burrhel

bharal

/ˈbʌrəl/
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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