- a wild goat, Capra falconeri, of mountainous regions from Afghanistan to India, having compressed, spiral horns and long, shaggy hair: all populations are threatened or endangered.
Origin of markhor
Examples from the Web for markhor
Historical Examples of markhor
He peopled the hills with anything they had a mind to slay—thar, ibex, or markhor, and bear by Elisha's allowance.Kim
There was a wooden verandah, the corners of which were ornamented with the horns of the markhor, or mountain goat.Among the Wild Tribes of the Afghan Frontier
T. L. Pennell
Of wild animals the chief are the markhor (a goat) and the oorial (a sheep).
No animal's pursuit leads the sportsman over such dangerous ground as that of the markhor.
The markhor frequents steep and rocky ground above the forests in summer, but descending in the winter.
- a large wild Himalayan goat, Capra falconeri, with a reddish-brown coat and large spiralled horns