[gouuh r, gou-er]
noun, plural gaurs, (especially collectively) gaur.
  1. 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.

Origin of gaur

1800–10; < Hindi < Sanskrit gaura Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. 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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