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chiru

[chir-oo] /ˈtʃɪr u/
noun
1.
a goat antelope, Pantholops hodgsoni, of Tibet, the male of which has very long, straight horns.
Also called Tibetan antelope.
Origin of chiru
perhaps < Nepali jarayo
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chiru

/ˈtʃɪruː/
noun
1.
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
Word Origin
C19: probably from Tibetan
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