A large antelope, of the genus Boselaphus, from northern India; the blue bull

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  • nilgai — [nil′gô΄nil′gī΄] n. pl. nilgais or nilgai [Pers nīlgāw, lit., blue cow < nīl, blue + gāw, cow: for IE base see COW1] a large, gray, Indian antelope (Boselaphus tragocamelus): the male has short, straight horns and a black mane: also nilgau… …   English World dictionary

  • Nilgai — Blue Bull redirects here. For the South African rugby union team, see Blue Bulls. Nilgai Nilgai male showing bluish tinge Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • nilgai — /nil guy/, n., pl. nilgais, (esp. collectively) nilgai. a large, Indian antelope, Boselaphus tragocamelus, the male of which is bluish gray with small horns, the female tawny and hornless. Also, nylghai, nylghau. Also called blue bull. [1880 85;… …   Universalium

  • nilgai — [ nɪlgʌɪ] noun a large Indian antelope, the male of which has a blue grey coat and short horns. [Boselaphus tragocamelus.] Origin C18: from Hindi nīlgāī, from nīl blue + gāī cow …   English new terms dictionary

  • nilgai — /ˈnɪlgaɪ/ (say nilguy) noun (plural nilgais, nilgai) a large antelope of eastern India, Boselaphus tragocamelus, the male coloured bluish grey, the hornless female tawny. Also, nylghai. {Hindi nīlgāy, from nīl blue + gāy cow} …  

  • nilgai — mėlynoji antilopė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Boselaphus tragocamelus angl. blue bull; Indian nylghaie; nilgai vok. Blaubock; Nilgauantilope rus. антилопа нильгау; нильгау pranc. nilgaut ryšiai:… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • nilgai — n. a large short horned Indian antelope, Boselaphus tragocamelus. Etymology: Hindi nilgai f. nil blue + gai cow …   Useful english dictionary

  • nilgai — noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu nīlgāy Date: 1882 a large bluish gray antelope (Boselaphus tragocamelus) of India and eastern Pakistan with the male having short horns, a black mane, and tuft of long hair on the throat …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nilgai — nil·gài s.m.inv. var. → nilgau …   Dizionario italiano

  • nilgai — nil·gai …   English syllables

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