Przhevalski's horse

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

after Nikolai M. Przhevalski †1888 Russian soldier and explorer

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Przhevalski's horse was in 1881

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“Przhevalski's horse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Przhevalski%27s%20horse. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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