takin

[ tah-kin, -keen ]
/ ˈtɑ kɪn, -kin /

noun

a mountain-dwelling bovid, Budorcas taxicolor, native to the eastern Himalayas, China, and northern Burma, that resembles a cross between a goat and a musk ox.

Origin of takin

1840–50; alleged to be < Mishmi (Tibeto-Burman language of a tribal people of Arunachal Pradesh, NE India)
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takin

/ (ˈtɑːkiːn) /

noun

a massive bovid mammal, Budorcas taxicolor, of mountainous regions of S Asia, having a shaggy coat, short legs, and horns that point backwards and upwards

Word Origin for takin

C19: from Mishmi
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