American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A large, dark-coated wild ox (Bos gaurus) of hilly areas of southeast Asia. Also called seladang.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as gare.
- n. A large wild ox of India, Bibos gaurus, the wild stock of the domesticated gayal, and related to the zebu. It inhabits the jungles of Assam, of Cuttack in the Madras Presidency, and of the Central Provinces. It has a broad protuberant forehead, short conical horns very thick at the base, high shoulders, and a long tail brushy at the end. The color is dark, with the white legs which also characterize the gayal. The hide is very thick, and is valued as a material for shields. The gaur is not known in the domesticated state, the animal which has been reclaimed being a modified variety. See
gayal. Also written gour.
- n. An East Indian species of wild cattle (Bos gaurus), of large size and an untamable disposition.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) An East Indian species of wild cattle (Bibos gauris), of large size and an untamable disposition.
- n. wild ox of mountainous areas of eastern India
- From Hindustani. (Wiktionary)
- Hindi, from Sanskrit gauraḥ. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“With its huge head, massive body, and sturdy limbs, the gaur is the embodiment of vigor and strength.”
“The Year 2000, was a story about how a group of scientists were trying to help save an endangered species of bovine called the gaur by using modern-day cattle as surrogates for clones.”
“Bob Lanza of Advanced Cell Technology in Worcester, Massachusetts cloned an endangered wild cattle species called the gaur using a cow's egg.”
“For my part, I threatened to throw out all her chew toys and make her live on nothing but bamboo and gaur chips.”
“Stuart said the same approach could be applied to a range of species in Asia, including the wild water buffalo, several types of primates and the gaur, the largest cattle on earth.”
“Stuart said the same approach could be applied to a variety of species in Asia, including the wild water buffalo, several types of primates and the gaur, the world's largest cattle.”
“As it turned out, I did see lots of wildlife -- elephants, monkeys, spotted deer (or chital), bison-like gaur, and wild pigs (see slideshow above) -- but alas I was not lucky when it came to tigers.”
“The report did not reveal where the rhino was snapped, but said the photo was taken in a wildlife corridor targeted by the Wildlife and National Parks Department which also spotted elephants, sun bears and the bison-like gaur.”
“The ecoregion is wider in the drier, leeward side of the mountain range, where it drops down to the dry Deccan Plateau to encompass some prime habitat where some of the most important populations of tiger (Panthera tigris), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), and gaur (Bos gaurus) live.”
“Among the larger threatened mammal species in this ecoregion are the tiger, Asian elephant, gaur, Nilgiri langur, wild dog (Cuon alpinus), and sloth bear.”
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