or Prze·val·ski's horse
- a wild horse, Equus caballus przevalskii, chiefly of Mongolia and Sinkiang, characterized by light yellow coloring and a stiff, upright black mane with no forelock: the only remaining breed of wild horse, it is now endangered and chiefly maintained in zoos.
Origin of Przewalski's horse
after Nikolaĭ Mikhaĭlovich Przhevalʾskiĭ (Polish Przewalski) (1839–88), Russian explorer, the animal's first European observer (1876)
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- a wild horse, Equus przewalskii, of W Mongolia, having an erect mane and no forelock: extinct in the wild, only a few survive in captivity
C19: named after the Russian explorer Nikolai Mikhailovich Przewalski (1839–88), who discovered it
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