: an antelope (Pantholops hodgsoni) chiefly of the Tibetan Plateau having a pinkish-fawn wooly coat and in the male long nearly straight horns

Examples of chiru in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Now only about 100,000 to 150,000 chiru can be found on the Tibetan Plateau. Michael Holtz, The Christian Science Monitor, 20 Aug. 2017 Less engrossing is time spent with the chiru, a type of antelope, filmed in the Kekexili National Nature Reserve. The News-Herald, The Denver Post, 21 Apr. 2017

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Word History


probably of Tibeto-Burman origin

First Known Use

1825, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chiru was in 1825

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“Chiru.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chiru. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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