[gawr-uh l, gohr-]
- a short-horned goat antelope, Naemorhedus goral, of the mountainous regions of southeastern Asia: an endangered species.
Origin of goral
1825–35; perhaps ≪ Sanskrit gaura, gaur
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The goral is a little mountain antelope, much like the chamois, only with straight horns.Hunting in Many Lands
We would arrive to see the hounds dancing about the burrow yelping excitedly instead of having a goral at bay as we had expected.
One of the natives cut a leafy branch, placed the goral upon it and at the first cut chanted a prayer.
A moment later we heard the goral leaping down the cliff not a hundred yards away.
We had not gone a hundred yards when the hunter shouted that a goral was running in our direction.
- a small goat antelope, Naemorhedus goral, inhabiting mountainous regions of S Asia. It has a yellowish-grey and black coat and small conical horns
C19: from Hindi, probably of Sanskrit origin
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