One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A wild goat native to the Caucasian mountains.
Genus Capra, family Bovidae: two species, C. caucasica and C. cylindricornis
- ‘Neandertals learned the migration patterns and grazing habits of the tur and how to hunt the biggest and fastest of the animals, according to scientists.’
- ‘In order to reconstruct the behaviors of Neandertals and the mountain goats, Adler and his colleagues studied clues from thousands of Caucasian tur bones and teeth.’
Late 19th century: from Russian.
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