kylin

noun
ky·​lin | \ ˈkēˈlin \
plural -s

Definition of kylin

: a unicorn of Chinese myth depicted with the tail of an ox and the legs and body of a deer — see fêng huang

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History and Etymology for kylin

modification of Chinese (Pekingese) ch'i2 lin2, from ch'i2 male kylin + lin2 female kylin

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“Kylin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kylin. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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