Definition of barasingha in English:



  • another term for swamp deer
    • ‘Mills has culled a great deal of data to show which ungulates form its preferred diet - chital, sambar, nilgai and barasingha, and in some forests, gaur.’
    • ‘The barasingha deer, also known as swamp deer, occur in the moist habitats of Northern India and Nepal.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, because of the threat from human beings and domestic cattle, the barasingha migrated from Kanha.’
    • ‘With its curved and branched antlers, the Kanha barasingha is often considered the most handsome deer.’
    • ‘In the Madrahia-Sathiana area, the barasingha numbers dropped from 1,200-1,600 to just about 150.’


Mid 19th century: from Hindi bārahsiṅghā, literally ‘twelve-tined’.