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Definition of "gayal" [gay•al]

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gayal" in a sentence
  • "I am wrong, tell me why the animal with peculiar frontal development, and called the gayal locally, should not have been named _frontalis_, whilst the animal called mithun, with nothing peculiar in his frontal development, is so called?"
  • "Next to the gayal is the _Gam_ -- also a forest-dwelling ox, of large size; and, like the other, browsing upon the leaves and twigs of trees."
  • "Although it is believed that the mithan and gayal are the same animal, one of this report's reviewers points out that the mithan of Bhutan are strikingly different in color, body shape, and horn structure from gayals seen in zoos in Europe and India."
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