Przewalski's horse

noun
Prze·​wal·​ski's horse | \ pshə-ˈväl-skēz- How to pronounce Przewalski's horse (audio) , shə-, ˌpər-zhə-ˈväl- \
variants: or Przewalski horse \ pshə-​ˈväl-​skē-​ How to pronounce Przewalski horse (audio) , shə-​ , ˌpər-​zhə-​ˈväl-​ \

Definition of Przewalski's horse

: a small stocky bay- or dun-colored wild horse (Equus caballus przewalskii synonym E. przewalskii) of central Asia having a large head and short erect mane and now existing chiefly in captivity

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First Known Use of Przewalski's horse

1881, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Przewalski's horse

Nikolaĭ M. Przhevalskiĭ †1888 Russian soldier & explorer

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The first known use of Przewalski's horse was in 1881

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“Przewalski's horse.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Przewalski%27s%20horse. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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