Nilgai meaning

nĭlgī
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A large antelope, of the genus Boselaphus, from northern India; the blue bull.
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A large brown or bluish-gray antelope (Boselaphus tragocamelus) native to India, Nepal, and Pakistan, the male of which has short, sturdy horns and strands of long hair hanging down from the throat.
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A large, gray Indian antelope (Boselaphus tragocamelus): the male has short, straight horns and a black mane.
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Origin of nilgai

  • Hindi nīlgāī feminine of nīlgāw nīl dark blue (from Sanskrit nīla-) gāw ox, cow (from Sanskrit gauḥ gwou- in Indo-European roots)

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