[gouuh r, gou-er]
- a massive wild ox, Bibos gaurus, of southeastern Asia and the Malay Archipelago, growing to a height of 6 feet (1.8 meters) at the shoulder: now reduced in numbers.
Origin of gaur
1800–10; < Hindi < Sanskrit gaura
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Examples from the Web for gaur
The latter are a cross between an Agharia and a Gaur (Ahīr) woman.
The limbs of the Gaur have more of the form of the deer than any other of the bovine genus.
The form of the Gaur is not so lengthened as that of the Arna.
The gaur (Bos gaurus), the “bison” of sportsmen, is found in all Bison.
It is, however, said not to cross in a state of nature with the Gaur.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia
Frank Evers Beddard
- a large wild member of the cattle tribe, Bos gaurus, inhabiting mountainous regions of S Asia
C19: from Hindi, from Sanskrit gāŭra
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