Definition of Houyhnhnm

1. Noun. One of a race of intelligent horses who ruled the Yahoos in a novel by Jonathan Swift.




Definition of Houyhnhnm

1. n. One of the race of horses described by Swift in his imaginary travels of Lemuel Gulliver. The Houyhnhnms were endowed with reason and noble qualities; subject to them were Yahoos, a race of brutes having the form and all the worst vices of men.

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1. Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World by Jonathan Swift (1894)
"II The Author conducted by a houyhnhnm to l described. The Author's Reception. The j. The Author in Distress for want of Meat, Manner of feeding in this ..."

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