koulan
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["o]l.) A wild ass of central Asia, especially the {koulan} ({Equus hemionus} syn. {Equus hemippus} syn. {Equus onager}, formely {Asinus onager}). [1913 Webster +PJC]


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  • 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • koulan — noun A subspecies of onager (Equus hemionus), Equus hemionus kulan aka Turkmenian kulan …   Wiktionary

  • koulan — n. wild donkey inhabiting the plants of Central Asia …   English contemporary dictionary

  • koulan — variant of kulan …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gour — 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

  • khur — 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

  • kulan — 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 — 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

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