chiru

[chir-oo]
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noun

a goat antelope, Pantholops hodgsoni, of Tibet, the male of which has very long, straight horns.

Nearby words

  1. chirpy,
  2. chirr,
  3. chirren,
  4. chirrup,
  5. chirrupy,
  6. chirurgeon,
  7. chirurgery,
  8. chirurgical,
  9. chisanbop,
  10. chisel

Origin of chiru

perhaps < Nepali jarayo

Also called Tibetan antelope.

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British Dictionary definitions for chiru

chiru

noun

a Tibetan antelope, Pantholops hodgsoni, having a dense woolly pinkish-brown fleece prized as the source of shahtoosh wool: now close to extinction due to illegal slaughter for its fleece

Word Origin for chiru

C19: probably from Tibetan

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