- a wild ox, Bibos (Novibos) sauveli, of Laos and Cambodia, having a blackish-brown body with white markings on the back and feet: an endangered species.
Origin of kouprey
1935–40; (< F) < spoken Khmer ko:prey (written gō brai) < Pali gō cow1 + Khmer brai forest
Also called gray ox.
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- a large wild member of the cattle tribe, Box sauveli, of SE Asia, having a blackish-brown body and white legs: an endangered species
Word Origin for kouprey
C20: from French, from a Cambodian native name, from Pali gō cow + Khmer brai forest
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