nylghai [nil-gahy] noun, plural nyl·ghais, (especially collectively) nyl·ghai.
nilgai or nyl·ghai, nyl·ghau [nil-gahy] noun, plural nil·gais, (especially collectively) nil·gai.
- a large, Indian antelope, Boselaphus tragocamelus, the male of which is bluish gray with small horns, the female tawny and hornless.
Origin of nilgai First recorded in 1880–85, nilgai is from the Hindi word nīlgāy literally, blue cowAlso called blue bull. British Dictionary definitions for nylghai nilgai nilghau or nylghau (ˈnɪlɡɔː) noun plural -gai, -gais, -ghau or -ghaus
- a large Indian antelope, Boselaphus tragocamelus. The male is blue-grey with white markings and has small horns; the female is brownish and has no horns
Word Origin for nilgai C19: from Hindi nīlgāw blue bull, from Sanskrit nīla dark blue + go bull