Asinus onager
Koulan Kou"lan, n. [Native name.] (Zo["o]l.) A wild horse ({Equus onager} or {Asinus onager}) inhabiting the plains of Central Asia; -- called also {gour}, {khur}, and {onager}. [Written also {kulan}.] [1913 Webster]

Note: It is sometimes confounded with the dziggetai, to which it is closely related. It is gray in winter, but fulvous in summer. It has a well defined, dark, dorsal stripe, and a short, erect mane. In size, it is intermediate between the horse and ass. [1913 Webster]


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  • Asinus onager — Onager On a*ger, n.; pl. L. {Onagri}, E. {Onagers}. [L. onager, onagrus, Gr. ?.] 1. (Rom. Antiq.) A military engine acting like a sling, which threw stones from a bag or wooden bucket, and was operated by machinery. Fairholt. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Onager — On a*ger, n.; pl. L. {Onagri}, E. {Onagers}. [L. onager, onagrus, Gr. ?.] 1. (Rom. Antiq.) A military engine acting like a sling, which threw stones from a bag or wooden bucket, and was operated by machinery. Fairholt. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Onager — This article is about the horse species. For the weapon, see Onager (siege weapon). Onager Turkmenian Kulan (Equus hemionus kulan) at Korkeasaari Zoo. Conservation s …   Wikipedia

  • onager — Koulan Kou lan, n. [Native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) A wild horse ({Equus onager} or {Asinus onager}) inhabiting the plains of Central Asia; called also {gour}, {khur}, and {onager}. [Written also {kulan}.] [1913 Webster] Note: It is sometimes confounded …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • onager — (n.) Asiatic wild ass, mid 14c., from L. onager, from Gk. onagros, from onos ass (related to L. asinus, but the ultimate source is unknown) + agrios wild, lit. living in the fields, from agros field (see ACRE (Cf. acre)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Asinus — Taxobox name = Asses image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Perissodactyla familia = Equidae genus = Equus subgenus = Asinus subdivision ranks = Species subdivision = Equus asinus Equus africanus Equus… …   Wikipedia

  • Asinus — Âne Pour les articles homonymes, voir Ane et Âne commun.  Pour les articles homophones, voir Anne et Hahn …   Wikipédia en Français

  • ONAGER — I. ONAGER Hebr. arod, a voce dicitur, quae Latine reditus, et Pere, a cursu: quem, cum vulgaris asinus sit tarditatis indomitae, describit Oppian. l. 3. Cyneget. v. 182. Κραιπνὸν, ἀελλοπόδην, κρατερώνυχον, ὀξύτατον θεῖν. Velocem rapidum, validis… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Asinus hemionus — Dziggetai Dzig ge*tai, n. (Zo[ o]l.) The kiang, a wild horse or wild ass of Tibet ({Asinus hemionus}). [1913 Webster] Note: The name is sometimes applied also to the koulan or onager. See {Koulan} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Equus onager — Onager On a*ger, n.; pl. L. {Onagri}, E. {Onagers}. [L. onager, onagrus, Gr. ?.] 1. (Rom. Antiq.) A military engine acting like a sling, which threw stones from a bag or wooden bucket, and was operated by machinery. Fairholt. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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