Definition of nilgau. Meaning of nilgau. Synonyms of nilgau

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Definition of nilgau

Nylghau Nyl"ghau, Nylgau Nyl"gau, n. [Hind. & Per. n[=i]lg[=a]w, prop., a blue cow; Per. n[=i]l blue + g[=a]w cow. See Lilac, and Cow the animal.] (Zo["o]l.) A large Asiatic antelope (Boselaphus, or Portax, tragocamelus), found in Northern India. It has short horns, a black mane, and a bunch of long hair on the throat. The general color is grayish brown. [Written also neelghau, nilgau, and nylghaie.]
Nilgau Nil"gau, n. (Zo["o]l.) see Nylghau.

Meaning of nilgau from wikipedia

- ("cow"). The nilgai has been referred to by a variety of names: neelghae, nilgau, nilgo, nylghau, and nylghai, constructions referring to other "blue" animals...
- crescents, or stars. Some types of shields were made of sambar deer, buffalo, nilgau, elephant, or rhinoceros hide, the last being the most highly prized. Brahman...