A large wild ox (Bos sauveli) of Cambodia, having a gray or blackish coat and, in the male, a large dewlap and long, spreading horns.
Other Word Forms
Origin of kouprey
- Khmer kọọprẹy wild ox kọọ cow, ox (from Old Khmer go) (from Sanskrit gauḥ, go- gwou- in Indo-European roots) prẹy forest (from Old Khmer vrai)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition