takin

[ tah-kin, -keen ]
/ ˈtɑ kɪn, -kin /
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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.

Nearby words

  1. taker,
  2. taker-in,
  3. takes one to know one,
  4. takes two,
  5. taki-taki,
  6. taking,
  7. taking lens,
  8. takingly,
  9. takings,
  10. takkies

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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