Definition of Markhor

1. Noun. Large Himalayan goat with large spiraled horns.

Exact synonyms: Capra Falconeri, Markhoor
Generic synonyms: Wild Goat



Definition of Markhor

1. Noun. A large wild goat antelope, ''Capra falconeri'', found in the western Himalayas. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Markhor

1. a wild goat [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Markhor

marketizing
marketless
marketlike
marketplace
marketplaces
marketroid
marketroids
markets
marketspace
marketspaces
marketstead
marketsteads
marketwide
markhoor
markhoors
markhor (current term)
markhors
marking
marking ink
markings
markisesse
markka
markkaa
markkas
markless
markman
markmen
marksman
marksmanship
marksmanships

Literary usage of Markhor

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Sport and Politics Under an Eastern Sky by Lawrence John Lumley Dundas Zetland (1902)
"IN PURSUIT OF markhor. Mountain-battery at work— Gold-washers— Off to C'hilas ... markhor shot — Varieties of markhor — Another buck shot — Sparseness of ..."

2. Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon by Robert Armitage Sterndale (1884)
"Trans-Indus markhor; perfectly straight horns, with a spiral flange or ridge ... Astor and Baltistan markhor; large, flat horns, branching out very widely ..."

3. In and Beyond the Himálayas: A Record of Sport and Travel in the Abode of Snow by Samuel James Stone (1896)
"A large markhor was seen from the camp in the evening, and next morning we went after it, making a start at five o'clock. After following the stream along a ..."

4. Sport & Folklore in the Himalaya by Henry Lawrence Haughton (1913)
"CHAPTER XII markhor THE Astor District has long been famous for its markhor, and gives its name to the wide-spreading, lyrate form of horns such as are ..."

5. Records of Big Game: With Their Distribution, Characteristics, Dimensions by Rowland Ward (1899)
"From AJ Grant's Waziristan specimen. CABUL and SULEMAN markhor (Capra falconeri megaceros and C. falconer! jerdoni). In the Cabul race of the markhor (C. ..."

6. Hindu-Koh: Wanderings and Wild Sport on and Beyond the Himalayas by Donald Macintyre (1891)
"I chose this locality because I knew it had not been much hunted over for several seasons, although it had not as great a reputation for big markhor as ..."

7. The Káfirs of the Hindu-Kush by George Scott Robertson (1896)
"The big game consists of bears, leopards, markhor, and wild sheep. There are, I believe, no ibex in the country, or at any rate in its eastern half. ..."

8. Big Game Shooting by Clive Phillipps-Wolley (1894)
"Ibex and burrel can be trusted, when they are lying down after their morning feed, at all events not to move far ; but markhor, no. ..."

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