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[guh-yahl] /gəˈyɑl/
noun, plural gayals (especially collectively) gayal.
an ox, Bibos frontalis, of southeastern Asia and the Malay Archipelago, sometimes considered to be a domesticated breed of the gaur.
Also called mithan.
Origin of gayal
First recorded in 1780-90, gayal is from the Bengali word gayāl Unabridged
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noun (pl) gayal, gayals
an ox of India and Myanmar, Bibos frontalis, possibly a semidomesticated variety of gaur, black or brown with white stockings
Word Origin
C19: from Bengali gayāl, from Sanskrit gāŭra; compare gaur
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