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saiga

[sahy-guh] /ˈsaɪ gə/
noun
1.
a goatlike antelope, Saiga tatarica, of western Asia and eastern Russia, having a greatly enlarged muzzle.
Origin of saiga
1795-1805
1795-1805; (< New Latin) < Russian saĭgá(k) < Turkic; compare Chagatai sayğak
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saiga

/ˈsaɪɡə/
noun
1.
either of two antelopes, Saiga tatarica or S. mongolica, of the plains of central Asia, having an enlarged slightly elongated nose
Word Origin
C19: from Russian
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