gaur

[ gouuh r, gou-er ]
/ gaʊər, ˈgaʊ ər /
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noun, plural gaurs, (especially collectively) gaur.

a massive wild ox, Bibos gaurus, of southeastern Asia and the Malay Archipelago, growing to a height of 6 feet (1.8 meters) at the shoulder: now reduced in numbers.

Nearby words

  1. gaunt, john of,
  2. gauntlet,
  3. gauntlet bandage,
  4. gauntry,
  5. gaup,
  6. gause's law,
  7. gause's principle,
  8. gauss,
  9. gauss law,
  10. gauss, carl friedrich

Origin of gaur

1800–10; < Hindi < Sanskrit gaura

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British Dictionary definitions for gaur

gaur

/ (ɡaʊə) /

noun

a large wild member of the cattle tribe, Bos gaurus, inhabiting mountainous regions of S Asia

Word Origin for gaur

C19: from Hindi, from Sanskrit gāŭra

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