a goatlike bovid ruminant (Budorcas taxicolor) of the Himalayan forests
Origin of takinfrom name in Mishmi, a Tibeto-Burman language
A large goat antelope (Budorcas taxicolor) of the mountains of China, Myanmar (Burma), and the Himalayas, having a broad head, a shaggy yellow-brown coat, and horns that curve back and then up at the tips.
Origin of takinProbably from Digaro (Tibeto-Burman language of northeast India)
- A goat-antelope, species Budorcas taxicolor.
From a Tibeto-Burman language, probably Miju-Mishmi or Digaro-Mishmi.
- Eye dialect spelling of taking.