a goat antelope, Pantholops hodgsoni, of Tibet, the male of which has very long, straight horns.
- Also called Tibetan antelope.
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How to use chiru in a sentence
Its nearest relative in India is the chiru, which has certain points of resemblance.Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon | Robert A. Sterndale
Dr. Murie notices the inflation of the post-maxilla in the saiga, and states that a similar extension is to be found in the chiru.Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon | Robert A. Sterndale
The chiru, which belongs to the typical or antilopine section of antelopes, is probably allied to the saiga.
Although far from uncommon, chiru are very wary, and consequently difficult to approach.
The largest of these islands, Kirui (chiru), lies on the east side of the lake close to the swamp.
British Dictionary definitions for chiru
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
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