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A medium-sized antelope (Saiga tatarica) of the steppes of Eurasia, having a large fleshy snout and, in the male, ridged yellowish horns.
[Russian saĭga, from Chagatai saiğak.]
(Animals) either of two antelopes, Saiga tatarica or S. mongolica, of the plains of central Asia, having an enlarged slightly elongated nose
[C19: from Russian]
n., pl. -gas.
a goatlike antelope, Saiga tatarica, of W Asia and E Russia, having a greatly enlarged muzzle.
[1795–1805; (< New Latin) < Russian saĭgá(k) < Turkic]
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|Noun||1.||saiga - goat-like antelope of central Eurasia having a stubby nose like a proboscis|
antelope - graceful Old World ruminant with long legs and horns directed upward and backward; includes gazelles; springboks; impalas; addax; gerenuks; blackbucks; dik-diks
genus Saiga - Eurasian antelopes: saigas