Koulan
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.

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  • 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.… …   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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