Jul 25, 2006

Rapid Rhetoric - NILGAI

This is an irregular feature - both in frequency and oddness - dedicated to a word I came across that I have never previously used.

nilgai - n. a bluish-grey Indian antelope with short horns.

The animal has an appearance that is somewhat ox-like, and also goes by the name of the "Blue bull." Belief in the bovine nature of the nilgai in the Hindu-dominated areas in which it lives has brought about a ban on hunting the animals.

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