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A goat-antelope with short, sharp horns, long, coarse hair, and a beard, native to forested mountain slopes of SE Asia, Taiwan, and Japan.
- ‘Goat-like, the serow stands about 3.5 feet at the shoulder with a stocky body, thick neck, large head and ears, and short limbs.’
- ‘He spotted a fearsomely sharp horn from a serow and offered the family $150 for it, but they weren't selling.’
- ‘Endangered species include tapir, guar and banteng, wild buffalo, serow, red dog, Asiatic elephant, and leopard.’
Mid 19th century: probably from Lepcha sā-ro.
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