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.
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Origin of Przewalski's horse
after Nikolaĭ Mikhaĭlovich Przhevalʾskiĭ (Polish Przewalski) (1839–88), Russian explorer, the animal's first European observer (1876)
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British Dictionary definitions for 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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