Definitions

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  • n. A subspecies of onager (Equus hemionus), Equus hemionus kulan.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A wild horse (Equus onager or Asinus onager) inhabiting the plains of Central Asia; -- called also gour, khur, and onager.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as kulan. See dziggetai.

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Examples

  • The koulan of Pallas is said to have been seen with a double shoulder-stripe; but traces of it, as stated by Mr Blyth and others, occasionally appear: and I have been informed by Colonel Poole that foals of this species are generally striped on the legs, and faintly on the shoulder.

    On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life

  • The koulan of Pallas is said to have been seen with a double shoulder-stripe.

    On the Origin of Species~ Chapter 05 (historical)

  • Next there is the "onagra," "koulan," or "wild ass," supposed to be the origin of the common kind.

    Popular Adventure Tales

  • “A very rare variety of ass found in Persia,” the naturalist continued, “the onager of the ancients, equus asinus, the koulan of the Tartars; Pallas went out there to observe it, and has made it known to science, for as a matter of fact the animal for a long time was believed to be mythical.

    The Magic Skin

  • "A very rare variety of ass found in Persia," the naturalist continued, "the onager of the ancients, equus asinus, the _koulan_ of the Tartars; Pallas went out there to observe it, and has made it known to science, for as a matter of fact the animal for a long time was believed to be mythical.

    The Magic Skin

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