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
We hunt whitetail in the South Texas brush country, but I also want something that is versatile enough for feral hog, nilgai antelope and possibly, one day, elk.
Numerous smaller game came to sniff the dead nilgai, but the waiting hunters shooed them away.
The Indian guide agreed, and they were successful in bagging a large nilgai on the first day.
Instead, the two Americans suggested they kill a nilgai—a wild, grass-eating animal similar to an antelope, only much larger, sometimes reaching 1,500 pounds—and use that as bait.
I've also walked off a quail hunt in Texas, and off a whitetail drive on a cottonwood island in Montana, and off a nilgai hunt in Texas after the hunter behind me sent a rifle bullet past my head.
Broken Arrow Ranch is allowed to send their sharpshooters onto the land and hunt wild deer, nilgai antelope, and boar.
A number of people refused to hunt with me when I showed up with that gun, bit it took game as diversified as caribou, nilgai, whitetails, mule deer, and I believe, a serpent or two.
This area is also the southern distributional limit of the nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus) in the Indian Peninsula.
With buildings and an unabated tourist and pilgrim flow, the tree cover has reduced considerably and impacted the numbers of chital, sambar, nilgai, hare and wild boar.
Four large herbivores, the Asian elephant, greater one-horned rhinoceros, gaur (seasonal occupant), and nilgai or blue bull (in drier grasslands) also co-exist.