Przewalski's horse

or Prze·val·ski's horse

[ pshuh-vahl-skeez, shuh- ]
/ pʃəˈvɑl skiz, ʃə- /


a wild horse, Equus caballus przevalskii, chiefly of Mongolia and Sinkiang, characterized by light yellow coloring and a stiff, upright black mane with no forelock: the only remaining breed of wild horse, it is now endangered and chiefly maintained in zoos.
Compare tarpan.

Origin of Przewalski's horse

after Nikolaĭ Mikhaĭlovich Przhevalʾskiĭ (Polish Przewalski) (1839–88), Russian explorer, the animal's first European observer (1876) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for przewalski's horse

Przewalski's horse
/ (ˌpɜːʒəˈvælskɪz) /


a wild horse, Equus przewalskii, of W Mongolia, having an erect mane and no forelock: extinct in the wild, only a few survive in captivity

Word Origin for Przewalski's horse

C19: named after the Russian explorer Nikolai Mikhailovich Przewalski (1839–88), who discovered it
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