from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of large bubaline antelopes, including the nylghau (B. tragocamelus), etc.

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  • proper noun A genus of Indian antelopes; the nilgais.

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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Bovinae — the nilgai.

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  • noun Indian antelopes: nilgais


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  • This area is also the southern distributional limit of the nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus) in the Indian Peninsula.

    Deccan thorn scrub forests 2008

  • The _nílgai_ (Boselaphus tragocamelus) is less common.

    The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir James McCrone Douie 1894

  • Ungulates include blackbuck Antilope cervicapra (60) [30], chital Cervus axis (350) [230-260], sambar C. unicolor [20], hog deer C. porcinus, nilgai Boselaphus tragocamelus (480) [160-180] and wild boar Sus scrofa [200-250] and feral cattle [950-1,000].

    Keoladeo (Bharatpur) National Park, India 2009

  • Despite the inhospitable conditions, this ecoregion harbors several charismatic mammal species of conservation importance, including the Asiatic wild ass, chinkara (Gazella bennettii), nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus), wolf (Canis lupus), blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra), striped hyena (Hyaena hyaena), desert cat (Felis silverstris), and caracal (Felis caracal).

    Rann of Kutch seasonal salt marsh 2008

  • The presence of the rhinoceros, of the buffalo and gnu (‘Catoblepas gnu’), of the giraffe, the zebra, and pallah (‘Antilope melampus’), is always a certain indication of water being within a distance of seven or eight miles; but one may see hundreds of elands (‘Boselaphus oreas’), gemsbuck, the tolo or koodoo (‘Strepsiceros capensis’), also springbucks (‘Gazella euchore’) and ostriches, without being warranted thereby in inferring the presence of water within thirty or forty miles.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa 2004


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