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saiga

[ sahy-guh ]
/ ˈsaɪ gə /
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noun

a goatlike antelope, Saiga tatarica, of western Asia and eastern Russia, having a greatly enlarged muzzle.

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Origin of saiga

1795–1805; (<New Latin ) <Russian saĭgá(k) <Turkic; compare Chagatai sayğak
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British Dictionary definitions for saiga

saiga
/ (ˈsaɪɡə) /

noun

either of two antelopes, Saiga tatarica or S. mongolica, of the plains of central Asia, having an enlarged slightly elongated nose

Word Origin for saiga

C19: from Russian
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