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serow

[ser-oh] /ˈsɛr oʊ/
noun
1.
a goat antelope of the genus Capricornis, of eastern Asia, related to the goral: the Sumatran serow is endangered.
Origin of serow
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50; perhaps from a source akin to Lepcha sa-ār goat
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  • The serow seemed now to be quite done up, and it appeared as if his pursuers might at any moment have pulled him down.

    The Plant Hunters Mayne Reid
  • There were many of them that knew the serow well, and trembled at the sight of his horns when brought too close to them.

    The Plant Hunters Mayne Reid
  • Fritz had never seen a serow before, but taking it for granted it was fair game, he sprang at the creature on sight.

    The Plant Hunters Mayne Reid
  • A second time the serow appeared crossing the open tract, and the dogs, as before, close at his heels.

    The Plant Hunters Mayne Reid
  • Although very shy and difficult to find, the serow is a fierce and dangerous brute when wounded and brought to bay.

  • We worked hard for serow but the men were hopeless and it was impossible to "still hunt" the animals at that time of the year.

    Camps and Trails in China Roy Chapman Andrews and Yvette Borup Andrews
  • We left camp at daylight in a heavy fog and almost at once the dogs took up a serow trail.

    Camps and Trails in China Roy Chapman Andrews and Yvette Borup Andrews
  • The first serow was killed by Hotenfa's party on our third day in the temple.

    Camps and Trails in China Roy Chapman Andrews and Yvette Borup Andrews
  • The men brought the serow in late at night but our joy was considerably dampened by the loss of the red dog.

    Camps and Trails in China Roy Chapman Andrews and Yvette Borup Andrews
  • The serow was an adult male, badly scarred from fighting, and had lost one horn by falling over a cliff when he was killed.

    Camps and Trails in China Roy Chapman Andrews and Yvette Borup Andrews
British Dictionary definitions for serow

serow

/ˈsɛrəʊ/
noun
1.
either of two antelopes, Capricornis sumatraensis and C. crispus, of mountainous regions of S and SE Asia, having a dark coat and conical backward-pointing horns
Word Origin
C19: from Lepcha sǎ-ro Tibetan goat
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