chiru

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noun \ˈchir-(ˌ)ü\

Definition of chiru

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

Origin and Etymology of chiru

probably of Tibeto-Burman origin


First Known Use: 1825


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