goral


goral

goral [gawr-uh l, gohr-] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a short-horned goat antelope, Naemorhedus goral, of the mountainous regions of southeastern Asia: an endangered species.

Origin of goral 1825–35; perhaps ≪ Sanskrit gaura, gaur Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for goral Historical Examples of goral

  • The goral is a little mountain antelope, much like the chamois, only with straight horns.

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  • We would arrive to see the hounds dancing about the burrow yelping excitedly instead of having a goral at bay as we had expected.

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  • One of the natives cut a leafy branch, placed the goral upon it and at the first cut chanted a prayer.

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  • A moment later we heard the goral leaping down the cliff not a hundred yards away.

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  • We had not gone a hundred yards when the hunter shouted that a goral was running in our direction.

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  • British Dictionary definitions for goral goral noun

    1. a small goat antelope, Naemorhedus goral, inhabiting mountainous regions of S Asia. It has a yellowish-grey and black coat and small conical horns

    Word Origin for goral C19: from Hindi, probably of Sanskrit origin Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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