nylghau [nil-gaw] Examples noun, plural nyl·ghaus, (especially collectively) nyl·ghau.

  1. nilgai.

nilgai or nyl·ghai, nyl·ghau [nil-gahy] noun, plural nil·gais, (especially collectively) nil·gai.

  1. a large, Indian antelope, Boselaphus tragocamelus, the male of which is bluish gray with small horns, the female tawny and hornless.

Origin of nilgai First recorded in 1880–85, nilgai is from the Hindi word nīlgāy literally, blue cowAlso called blue bull. Examples from the Web for nylghau Historical Examples of nylghau

  • No; the big, solid-hoofed antelope that eats like nylghau or quagga.


    George Manville Fenn

  • British Dictionary definitions for nylghau nylghau noun plural -ghau or -ghaus

    1. another name for nilgai

    nilgai nilghau or nylghau (ˈnɪlɡɔː) noun plural -gai, -gais, -ghau or -ghaus

    1. a large Indian antelope, Boselaphus tragocamelus. The male is blue-grey with white markings and has small horns; the female is brownish and has no horns

    Word Origin for nilgai C19: from Hindi nīlgāw blue bull, from Sanskrit nīla dark blue + go bull

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