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kou·prey

 (ko͞o′prā′)
n.
A large wild ox (Bos sauveli) of Cambodia, having a gray or blackish coat and, in the male, a large dewlap and long, spreading horns.

[Khmer kọọprẹy, wild ox : kọọ, cow, ox (from Old Khmer go, from Sanskrit gauḥ, go-; see gwou- in Indo-European roots) + prẹy, forest (from Old Khmer vrai).]
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kouprey

(ˈkuːpreɪ)
n
(Animals) a large wild member of the cattle tribe, Box sauveli, of SE Asia, having a blackish-brown body and white legs: an endangered species
[C20: from French, from a Cambodian native name, from Pali cow + Khmer brai forest]
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