Przhevalski's horse

Przhe·​val·​ski's horse
variants: or Przewalski's horse or Prejevalsky's horse or Prjevalsky's horse \ ¦pərzhə¦|välzkēz-​ , ¦prezhə¦| , (p)sheˈ| \

Definition of Przhevalski's horse

: a wild horse (Equus przewalskii) of central Asia intermediate between the true horse and the ass and having a dun-colored coat with a brown mane, the lower half of the tail covered with long hairs, callosities on all four legs, and broad hoofs

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First Known Use of Przhevalski's horse

1881, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Przhevalski's horse

after Nikolai M. Przhevalski †1888 Russian soldier and explorer

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“Przhevalski's horse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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