Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A large, dark-coated wild ox (Bos gaurus) of hilly areas of southeast Asia. Also called seladang.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An East Indian species of wild cattle (Bos gaurus), of large size and an untamable disposition.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An East Indian species of wild cattle (Bibos gauris), of large size and an untamable disposition.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. wild ox of mountainous areas of eastern India

Etymologies

Hindi, from Sanskrit gauraḥ.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hindustani. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • With its huge head, massive body, and sturdy limbs, the gaur is the embodiment of vigor and strength.

    6 Wild Banteng

  • 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.

    BrianKaneOnline

  • Bob Lanza of Advanced Cell Technology in Worcester, Massachusetts cloned an endangered wild cattle species called the gaur using a cow's egg.

    New Scientist - Online News

  • For my part, I threatened to throw out all her chew toys and make her live on nothing but bamboo and gaur chips.

    Louis Bayard: A Tiger Mom Shares Her Secrets

  • 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.

    Experts call for protecting sites in Asia to ensure the survival of the tiger

  • 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.

    Experts call for protecting sites in Asia to ensure the survival of the tiger

  • 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.

    Bill Chameides: Save the Tiger ... Indian Style

  • "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."

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • 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.

    South Western Ghats moist deciduous forests

  • Among the larger threatened mammal species in this ecoregion are the tiger, Asian elephant, gaur, Nilgiri langur, wild dog (Cuon alpinus), and sloth bear.

    South Western Ghats moist deciduous forests

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