- any of several Old World wild goats of the genus Hemitragus, as H. jemlahicus (Himalayan tahr), introduced into New Zealand, having a long mane and short, stout, recurving horns: most are endangered or threatened in their native regions.
Origin of tahr
First recorded in 1832, tahr is from the Nepali word thār
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Examples from the Web for thars
Thars nary a critter in the bunch whatever makes a murmur about you.Frank Merriwell's Triumph
Burt L. Standish
Thars thirty foot of rubbage, I tell yer, at the bottom of the shaft.The Trail Boys on the Plains
Jay Winthrop Allen
Thars them ladies on the warpath, an Aunt Nettie at their head!
Thars two kinds of folks you must never surrender to: ladies an Injuns.
Why, thars been a galoot around Tintacker ever since Spring opened.Ruth Fielding at Silver Ranch
Alice B. Emerson
- any of several goatlike bovid mammals of the genus Hemitragus, such as H. jemlahicus (Himalayan tahr), of mountainous regions of S and SW Asia, having a shaggy coat and curved horns
C19: variation of Nepali thār
- a rare goatlike antelope (Capricornis thar) of mountainous regions of S AsiaAlso called: Himalayan serow
from Nepali thār
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