[bur-uh l]


Nearby words

  1. burred,
  2. burrell,
  3. burrell collection,
  4. burren,
  5. burrfish,
  6. burrillville,
  7. burrito,
  8. burro,
  9. burro's tail,
  10. burroughs


or bur·rhel

[bur-uh l]


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

Origin of bharal

Borrowed into English from Hindi around 1830–40

Also called blue sheep.

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Examples from the Web for burrhel

  • Riding back we saw some burrhel on the opposite hills, too far off to make a successful stalk possible.

    The Unveiling of Lhasa|Edmund Candler
  • In Asia it should include the great Indian rhinoceros and its allied species, the burrhel, the Nilgiri tahr and the gayal.

    Our Vanishing Wild Life|William T. Hornaday

British Dictionary definitions for burrhel




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

Word Origin for bharal


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