goral

[gawr-uh l, gohr-]

Origin of goral

1825–35; perhaps ≪ Sanskrit gaura, gaur
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Historical Examples of goral

  • The goral is a little mountain antelope, much like the chamois, only with straight horns.

  • We would arrive to see the hounds dancing about the burrow yelping excitedly instead of having a goral at bay as we had expected.

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  • One of the natives cut a leafy branch, placed the goral upon it and at the first cut chanted a prayer.

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  • A moment later we heard the goral leaping down the cliff not a hundred yards away.

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  • We had not gone a hundred yards when the hunter shouted that a goral was running in our direction.

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British Dictionary definitions for goral

goral

noun
  1. a small goat antelope, Naemorhedus goral, inhabiting mountainous regions of S Asia. It has a yellowish-grey and black coat and small conical horns

Word Origin for goral

C19: from Hindi, probably of Sanskrit origin
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