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

  • n. A domesticated bovine mammal (Bos frontalis) of India and Myanmar (Burma), having thick pointed horns, a dark coat, and a tufted tail.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Bibos frontalis, a Southern Asiatic species of wild cattle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A Southern Asiatic species of wild cattle (Bibos frontalis).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of East Indian ox long since domesticated from the wild stock of the gaur, and recognized by some naturalists as a different species called Bibos frontalis.

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

  • n. ox of southeast Asia sometimes considered a domesticated breed of the gaur


Bengali gayāl, probably from Sanskrit gauḥ, ox; see gwou- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Native name. (Wiktionary)



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