bharal

or bur·rhel

[ bur-uh l ]
/ ˈbɜr əl /

noun

a wild sheep, Pseudois nahoor, of Tibet and adjacent mountainous regions, having goatlike horns that curve backward.

Nearby words

  1. bhakti,
  2. bhakti-marga,
  3. bhang,
  4. bhangi,
  5. bhangra,
  6. bharat,
  7. bharat natyam,
  8. bharata natya,
  9. bharatiya,
  10. bhartrihari

Origin of bharal

Borrowed into English from Hindi around 1830–40

Also called blue sheep.

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British Dictionary definitions for bharal

bharal

burhel

/ (ˈbʌrəl) /

noun

a wild Himalayan sheep, Pseudois nayaur, with a bluish-grey coat and round backward-curving horns

Word Origin for bharal

Hindi

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