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tahr

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noun

any of several Old World wild goats of the genus Hemitragus, as H. jemlahicus(Himalayan tahr ), introduced into New Zealand, having a long mane and short, stout, recurving horns: most are endangered or threatened in their native regions.

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Origin of tahr

First recorded in 1832, tahr is from the Nepali word thār
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tahr
/ (tɑː) /

noun

any of several goatlike bovid mammals of the genus Hemitragus, such as H. jemlahicus (Himalayan tahr), of mountainous regions of S and SW Asia, having a shaggy coat and curved horns

Word Origin for tahr

C19: variation of Nepali thār
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