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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • gour — gour …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • gour — gour·man·dise; gour·man·diz·er; gour·met; gour·mand; ful·gour; …   English syllables

  • Gour — d une des grottes de Saint Marcel d Ardèche Les bassins de la grotte de Sa …   Wikipédia en Français

  • gour — s.n. (geol.) Depresiune adâncă de mici dimensiuni care se formează pe planşeul peşterilor prin apariţia unor creste concreţionare din calcar. [< fr. gour]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 20.04.2005. Sursa: DN  GOUR GUR/ s. n. depresiune adâncă de… …   Dicționar Român

  • Gour — may refer to: *Gaur Rajput *Gaur, West Bengal, a ruined city, in the Malda district of West Bengal, India *Rimstone, a cave formation *Joseph Omer Gour, Canadian politician *Hari Singh Gour, Indian lawyer, educationist, poet and novelist …   Wikipedia

  • Gour — Gour, n. [See {Giaour}.] 1. A fire worshiper; a Gheber or Gueber. Tylor. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Koulan}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gour — (spr. gaur), Stadt in Bengalen, s. Gaur …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • gour — variant of gaur; obs. form of giaour …   Useful english dictionary

  • gour — 1. gour [ gur ] n. m. pl. • fin XIXe; mot ar., plur. de gara ♦ Géogr. Fragments de plateau isolés par l érosion éolienne, formant butte. Les gour du Sahara. On écrirait mieux les gours. ⊗ HOM. Gourd. gour 2. gour [ gur ] n. m. • XIIe; lat. gurges …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • gour — Gaur Gaur (g[add]r or gour), n. [Native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) An East Indian species of wild cattle ({Bibos gauris}), of large size and an untamable disposition. [Spelt also {gour}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”