A large goat antelope (Capra falconeri) of the western Himalayas, having a brownish coat, corkscrew-shaped horns, and long fur on the neck and chest in the male.
A large wild goat antelope, Capra falconeri, found in the western Himalayas.
Origin of markhor
Persian mārkhōrmārsnake (from Avestan mairiia-treacherousmel-3 in Indo-European roots) -khōreater (from Old Iranian -khvāramanticore)
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From HindustaniÙ…Ø§Ø±Ø®ÙˆØ± (mÄrx) / à¤®à¤¾à¤°à¤–à¤¼à¥‹à¤° (mÄrx), from PersianÙ…Ø§Ø±Ø®ÙˆØ± (mÃ¢rx) (lit. snake-eater), from Ù…Ø§Ø± (mÃ¢r, “snake") + Ø®ÙˆØ± (x), present stem of verb Ø®ÙˆØ±Ø¯Ù† (khordan, “to eat").
Markhor Sentence Examples
From the Pir-Panjal range of Kashmir the markhor extends westwards into Baltistan, Astor, Hunza, Afghanistan and the trans-Indus ranges of the Punjab.
The Himalayan varieties of the markhor and ibex are abundant in Kafiristan.
nahura), and the markhor and tahr (both wild goats), also inhabit the Himalayas.
MARKHOR (" snake-eater"), the Pushtu name of a large Himalayan wild goat (Capra falconeri), characterized by its spirally twisted horns, and long shaggy winter coat.
It is true that many tame goats show spirally twisted horns recalling those of the under-mentioned Asiatic markhor; but in nearly all such instances it will be found that the spiral twists in the opposite direction.