Definition for NYL'GAU, or NEEL'GHAU


A ruminant mammal of the Caprid tribe, as large as, or larger than a stag. The horns are short and bent forward; there is a beard under the middle of the neck; the hair is grayish; there are strongly marked rings on all the feet, just above the hoofs; the female has no horns. It is the Damalis Risia, of modern naturalists, and the Antilope picta, of the older ones. It inhabits Northern India.

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