tzeiran, noun

Forms:
Also tseiran.
Origin:
EnglishShow more Transferred use of English dzeren, tzeiran a name given to the Mongolian gazelle Procapra gutturosa.
obs.
The blauwbok (sense 1 a), Hippotragus leucophaeus.
1786 G. Forster tr. of A. Sparrman’s Voy. to Cape of G.H. II. 86The koba’s horns, as well as those of the tzeiran..are..too large ever to have belonged to this gazel.
1790 tr. of F. Le Vaillant’s Trav. I. 131This antelope has been described by Pennant under the name of the blue antelope, by Buffon under that of the tseiran.
1796 C.R. Hopson tr. of C.P. Thunberg’s Trav. II. 113In this tract resided the Blue goat, as it is called, (Blauwe bok, Tseiran, Capra leucophoea).
The blauwbok (sense 1 a), Hippotragus leucophaeus.

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