from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A classic name of the ass, from the stripes on the back and withers.
- n. [capitalized] [NL.] A genus of striped African equids, containing the zebra, dauw, and quagga.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
At all events, the "congo dauw" is the "hippotigris," or tiger-horse, of the
"congo dauw" is the "hippotigris," or tiger-horse, of the Romans; and this we infer from its inhabiting a more northerly part of Africa than the others, all of which belong to the southern half of that continent.
Third, the "Congo dauw" (_Equus hippotigris_), closely resembling the dauw.