gaur

noun
\ ˈgau̇(-ə)r How to pronounce gaur (audio) \

Definition of gaur

: a large wild ox (Bos gaurus) of India and southeast Asia with a broad forehead and short thick curved horns

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First Known Use of gaur

1806, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gaur

Hindi, from Sanskrit gaura; akin to Sanskrit go bull, cow — more at cow

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“Gaur.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gaur. Accessed 24 Jun. 2022.

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