kiang

noun
ki·​ang | \ kē-ˈäŋ How to pronounce kiang (audio) \

Definition of kiang

: an Asian wild ass (Equus kiang synonym E. hemionus kiang) usually with reddish back and sides and white underparts, muzzle, and legs

First Known Use of kiang

1869, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kiang

Tibetan (Lhasa dialect) gyā̃, gyā̃ŋ (written Tibetan rgyaŋ)

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“Kiang.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kiang. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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