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nylghau

[nil-gaw]
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noun, plural nyl·ghaus, (especially collectively) nyl·ghau.
  1. nilgai.
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nilgai

or nyl·ghai, nyl·ghau

[nil-gahy]
noun, plural nil·gais, (especially collectively) nil·gai.
  1. a large, Indian antelope, Boselaphus tragocamelus, the male of which is bluish gray with small horns, the female tawny and hornless.
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Origin of nilgai

First recorded in 1880–85, nilgai is from the Hindi word nīlgāy literally, blue cow
Also called blue bull.
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  • No; the big, solid-hoofed antelope that eats like nylghau or quagga.

    Charge!

    George Manville Fenn


British Dictionary definitions for nylghau

nylghau

noun plural -ghau or -ghaus
  1. another name for nilgai
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nilgai

nilghau or nylghau (ˈnɪlɡɔː)

noun plural -gai, -gais, -ghau or -ghaus
  1. a large Indian antelope, Boselaphus tragocamelus. The male is blue-grey with white markings and has small horns; the female is brownish and has no horns
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Word Origin

C19: from Hindi nīlgāw blue bull, from Sanskrit nīla dark blue + go bull
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