Chiru meaning

chîro͝o
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.
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A Tibetan antelope (Pantholops hodgsonii) with dense, soft, woolly hair and, in the male, long, sharp horns: it is an endangered species.
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Origin of chiru

  • Of Tibeto-Burman origin possibly a compound containing a second element akin to Tibetan rwa, -ru horn

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition