[ ser-oh ]
/ ˈsɛr oʊ /


a goat antelope of the genus Capricornis, of eastern Asia, related to the goral: the Sumatran serow is endangered.

Origin of serow

First recorded in 1840–50; perhaps from a source akin to Lepcha sa-ār goat Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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/ (ˈsɛrəʊ) /


either of two antelopes, Capricornis sumatraensis and C. crispus, of mountainous regions of S and SE Asia, having a dark coat and conical backward-pointing horns

Word Origin for serow

C19: from Lepcha sǎ-ro Tibetan goat
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