goa

[ goh-uh ]
/ ˈgoʊ ə /

noun

a gazelle, Procapra picticaudata, of the Tibetan plateau.

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Origin of goa

1840–50; <Tibetan gowa (spelling dgo ba)

Definition for goa (2 of 2)

Goa
[ goh-uh ]
/ ˈgoʊ ə /

noun

state of W India, on the Arabian Sea. A former Portuguese colony, it was later (1961–87) part of the union territory of Goa, Daman, and Diu. 1,426 sq. mi. (3,693 sq. km). Capital: Panaji (Panjim).
Formerly Gôa.
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British Dictionary definitions for goa (1 of 2)

goa
/ (ˈɡəʊə) /

noun

a gazelle, Procapra picticaudata, inhabiting the plains of the Tibetan plateau, having a brownish-grey coat and backward-curving horns

Word Origin for goa

C19: from Tibetan dgoba

British Dictionary definitions for goa (2 of 2)

Goa
/ (ˈɡəʊə) /

noun

a state on the W coast of India: a Portuguese overseas territory from 1510 until annexed by India in 1961. Capital: Panjim (or Panaji). Pop: 1 343 998 (2001). Area: 3702 sq km (1430 sq miles)
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