variants or less commonly markhoor
plural markhor or markhors
: a wild goat (Capra falconeri) of mountainous regions from Afghanistan to India

Word History


Persian mārkhōr, literally, snake eater, from mār snake + -khōr eating, consuming (from khurdan to eat, consume)

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“Markhor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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