nilgai

noun nil·gai \ ˈnil-ˌgī \

Definition of nilgai

:a large bluish-gray antelope (Boselaphus tragocamelus) of India and eastern Pakistan with the male having short horns, a black mane, and tuft of long hair on the throat

Origin and Etymology of nilgai

Hindi & Urdu nīlgāy


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