Definition of nilghau in English:

nilghau

(also nilgau, nylgau, nylghau)

noun

  • Nilgai.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Henry Oldenburg (c1619–1677), scientific correspondent and secretary of the Royal Society. From Panjabi nīlgāū (and similar forms in other northern Indian languages) from Sanskrit nīla dark blue + -gava (in compounds) ox, cow.

Pronunciation

nilghau

/ˈniːlɡaʊ//ˈnɪlɡɔː//ˈnɪlɡaʊ/