a Tibetan antelope (Pantholops hodgsonii) with dense, soft, woolly hair and, in the male, long, sharp horns: it is an endangered species
Origin of chiruprobably from Tibetan
A goat antelope (Pantholops hodgsonii) of high mountainous regions of the Plateau of Tibet, having long straight horns in the male and an undercoat that is highly prized for its downy wool. Also called Tibetan antelope .
Origin of chiruOf Tibeto-Burman origin possibly a compound containing a second element akin to Tibetan rwa, -ru horn