from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large, long-legged antelope (Boselaphus tragocamelus) of India, the male of which has short, sturdy horns and a tuft of long hair under the chin.
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- n. A large antelope, of the genus Boselaphus, from northern India; the blue bull
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as nilgau: the form most commonly used in India to designate the large antelope Portax pictus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large Indian antelope; male is blue-grey with white markings; female is brownish with no horns
Hindi nīlgāī, feminine of nīlgāw : nīl, dark blue (from Sanskrit nīla-) + gāw, ox, cow (from Sanskrit gauḥ; see gwou- in Indo-European roots).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)