dauw, noun

Forms:
daou, dauShow more Also daou, dau, douw.
Origin:
South African Dutch, Khoikhoi, San, XhosaShow more South African Dutch, from Khoikhoi daou or San dou, current in Xhosa as dawuwa, dauwa.
obs.
The mountain zebra (sense (a), see mountain), Equus zebra zebra.
1802 Sporting Mag. XX. 140Two sorts of wild horses, the Dau and the Kwagga.
1810 G. Barrington Acct of Voy. 273There are no tame horses in Caffreland..but there are two sorts of wild horses, the dau and the kwagga or quacha: the former is more beautifully streaked than the latter.
1822 W.J. Burchell Trav. I. 139The Wilde Paard, named Dauw by the Hottentots and a much scarcer animal than the other two, was never suspected to be a different species. [Note] Pronounced Dow, as in the English word dower.
1822 W.J. Burchell Trav. I. 265At this place my Hottentots went out every day hunting, but without success: their object was that beautiful animal the Mountain-horse or Dauw. [Note] Equus montanus.
1835 A. Steedman Wanderings II. 92Three different and beautifully-marked species of the horse genus, the zebra, the dauw, and the quagga, likewise inhabit the plains and karroos of Southern and Central Africa.
1847 Natural Encycl. I. 265The indigenous Pachydermata are..the zebra, the dauw, the quagga.
The mountain zebra (sense (a), see mountain), Equus zebra zebra.

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