tahr

noun
\ ˈtär How to pronounce tahr (audio) \

Definition of tahr

: any of a genus (Hemitragus) of wild Asian goats especially : one (H. jemlahicus) of the Himalayas having a reddish-brown to dark brown coat and a long shaggy mane

Examples of tahr in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The tahr was a Himalayan goat that had escaped from Rhodes’s menagerie and colonized Table Mountain, making life hard for local klipspringer populations. Hedley Twidle, Harper's Magazine, 23 Nov. 2021 Hunters documented the number of chamois and tahr, exotic species of mountain goat introduced to New Zealand in the early 20th century. New York Times, 14 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of tahr

1835, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tahr

Nepali thār

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“Tahr.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tahr. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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