kou·​prey ˈkü-ˌprā How to pronounce kouprey (audio)
: a rare short-haired ox (Bos sauveli) having a large dewlap and found in forests in parts of Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam

Word History


Khmer ko:prey

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kouprey was in 1940

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“Kouprey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kouprey. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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