gayal

noun

ga·​yal
gəˈyäl
plural gayals also gayal
: an ox (Bibos frontalis) domesticated in India that differs from the gaur of which it may be a domesticated variety in its longer slenderer horns and white legs

Word History

Etymology

Bengali gayāl; akin to Sanskrit go bull, cow

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“Gayal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gayal. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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