serow

noun

se·​row sə-ˈrō How to pronounce serow (audio)
: any of several goatlike artiodactyl mammals (genus Capricornis) of eastern Asia that are usually rather dark and heavily built and some of which have distinct manes

Examples of serow in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In September, the lawn that fronts the building—a grazing ground for a goat-antelope species known as the Japanese serow—is still a verdant green, as are the 1,000 trees, mostly red pine and birch, that dot the property. Victoria Gomelsky, Robb Report, 9 Oct. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

Lepcha să-ro long-haired Tibetan goat

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of serow was in 1847

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Cite this Entry

“Serow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/serow. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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