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tahr

or thar

[ tahr ]

noun

  1. 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.


tahr

/ tɑː /

noun

  1. 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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of tahr1

First recorded in 1832, tahr is from the Nepali word thār
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Word History and Origins

Origin of tahr1

C19: variation of Nepali thār
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Example Sentences

The male tahr is about the same size as the ibex, but rather more heavily made.

It is a large and powerful beast, considerably larger than a tahr, and longer in the leg.

Cheetah is from some East Indian tongue, as is tahr, the name of the wild goat of the Himalayas.

Though not an ibex, the sportsmen of India early gave this name to the tahr of the Nilgiri and Anamalai hills.

The tahr is fairly common all along the higher Himalayan Range.

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