Przewalski's horse
noun Etymology: Nikolaĭ M. Przhevalskiĭ died 1888 Russian soldier & explorer Date: 1881 a small stocky bay- or dun-colored wild horse (Equus caballus przewalskii syn. E. przewalskii) of central Asia having a large head and short erect mane and now existing chiefly in captivity — called also Prze•wal•ski horse

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  • Przewalski's Horse — Conservation status Endangered …   Wikipedia

  • Przewalski's horse — [pshə väl′skēz, shəväl′skēz] n. a small, strong wild horse (Equus caballus przewalskii) of Mongolia, characterized by a large head, a short, erect mane, and a light bay color …   English World dictionary

  • Przewalski's horse — /psheuh vahl skeez, sheuh / a wild horse, Equus caballus przevalskii, chiefly of Mongolia and Sinkiang, characterized by light yellow coloring and a stiff, upright black mane with no forelock: the only remaining breed of wild horse, it is now… …   Universalium

  • Przewalski’s horse —  , Przewalski’s gazelle  Two rare species, both named for Nikolai Przewalski (or Przhevalsky), Russian explorer (1839–1888) …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Przewalski's horse — Prze•wal′ski s horse′ [[t]pʃəˈvɑl skiz, ʃə [/t]] n. zool. mam a wild horse, Equus caballus przevalskii, chiefly of Mongolia and Xinjiang, having a light yellow coat and a short, stiff black mane • Etymology: after Nikolaĭ Mikhaĭlovich Przheval… …   From formal English to slang

  • Przewalski's horse — noun wild horse of central Asia that resembles an ass; now endangered • Syn: ↑Przevalski s horse, ↑Equus caballus przewalskii, ↑Equus caballus przevalskii • Hypernyms: ↑wild horse …   Useful english dictionary

  • Przewalski's horse — noun A rare, endangered horse, Equus ferus przewalskii, native to the steppes of Central Asia. Syn: Asian wild horse, Dzungarian horse, Mongolian wild horse …   Wiktionary

  • Przewalski's horse — /prəwɒlskiz ˈhɔs/ (say pruhwolskeez haws), /prəwælskiz/ (say pruhwalskeez), /pəʃəvalskiz/ (say puhshuhvahlskeez) noun an ancient species of wild horse from Mongolia, Equus przevalskii Poliakov, being short and sturdy with a dun coloured coat,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Przewalski’s wild horse — laukinis arklys statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Equus caballus angl. Mongolian wild horse; Przewalski’s wild horse; wild horse vok. Tarpan; Wildpferd rus. лошадь Пржевальского; тарпан pranc. cheval de …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Przevalski's horse — noun wild horse of central Asia that resembles an ass; now endangered • Syn: ↑Przewalski s horse, ↑Equus caballus przewalskii, ↑Equus caballus przevalskii • Hypernyms: ↑wild horse …   Useful english dictionary

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