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An ox (Bos frontalis) of South and Southeast Asia that is the domesticated form of the gaur.

[Bengali gayāl, probably from Sanskrit gauḥ, ox; see gwou- in Indo-European roots.]


n, pl gayal or gayals
(Animals) an ox of India and Myanmar, Bibos frontalis, possibly a semidomesticated variety of gaur, black or brown with white stockings
[C19: from Bengali gayāl, from Sanskrit gāŭra; compare gaur]
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Noun1.gayal - ox of southeast Asia sometimes considered a domesticated breed of the gaurgayal - ox of southeast Asia sometimes considered a domesticated breed of the gaur
Bibos, genus Bibos - wild ox
Asian wild ox - genus of Asiatic wild oxen
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6) One who has proven his mettle as a brave warrior at war, and his prowess in big game hunting, and who has earned the privilege of drinking zu (rice beer) from the nopui (horn of the gayal--the domesticated mithun, Bos frontalis; the possession of many gayals denoted wealth in the old days), usually proffered by the chief and his elders.
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The gaur (Bos gaurus) is probably the ancestor of the gayal (Bos gaurus frontalis), the main domesticated animal of the mountain tribes of northeast India, of the Chittagong in Bangladesh and of the Arakan and the Chin in Myanmar.
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Gayal (Bos frontalis) is a large, semi domesticated bovine species seen in the southeastern hilly regions of Bangladesh.