Equus 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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  • Equus hemionus — 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

  • Equus hemippus — 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

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  • 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

  • onáger — in ónager gra m (á; ọ̑) zool. oslu podobna žival, ki živi v srednji in zahodni Aziji, Equus onager …   Slovar slovenskega knjižnega jezika

  • ONAGER — (Heb. פֶּרֶא, Wild Ass; Job 39:5, also עָרוֹד). Two sub species of the wild ass, the Equus hemionus hemihippus, the Syrian onager, and the Equus hemionus onager, the Arabian onager, existed in the Syrian desert up to the present century. The… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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