gayal

[guh-yahl]
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noun, plural ga·yals, (especially collectively) ga·yal.

an ox, Bibos frontalis, of southeastern Asia and the Malay Archipelago, sometimes considered to be a domesticated breed of the gaur.

Origin of gayal

First recorded in 1780–90, gayal is from the Bengali word gayāl
Also called mithan.
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gayal

noun plural gayal or gayals

an ox of India and Myanmar, Bibos frontalis, possibly a semidomesticated variety of gaur, black or brown with white stockings

Word Origin for gayal

C19: from Bengali gayāl, from Sanskrit gāŭra; compare gaur
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