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Przewalski's horse

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noun Prze·wal·ski's horse \pshə-ˈväl-skēz-, shə-, ˌpər-zhə-ˈväl-\

Definition of Przewalski's horse

  1. :  a small stocky bay- or dun-colored wild horse (Equus caballus przewalskii syn. E. przewalskii) of central Asia having a large head and short erect mane and now existing chiefly in captivity —called also Prze*wal*ski horse, \-skē-\



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Origin of przewalski's horse

Nikolaĭ M. Przhevalskiĭ †1888 Russian soldier & explorer


First Known Use: 1881

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