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A large goat antelope (Budorcas taxicolor) of the mountains of China, Myanmar (Burma), and the Himalayas, having a broad head, a shaggy yellow-brown coat, and horns that curve back and then up at the tips.

[Probably from Digaro (Tibeto-Burman language of northeast India).]
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(Animals) a massive bovid mammal, Budorcas taxicolor, of mountainous regions of S Asia, having a shaggy coat, short legs, and horns that point backwards and upwards
[C19: from Mishmi]
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(ˈtɑ kɪn, -kin)

a massive, goatlike bovid, Budorcas taxicolor, of the E Himalayas, China, and N Burma.
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Noun1.takin - large heavily built goat antelope of eastern Himalayan areatakin - large heavily built goat antelope of eastern Himalayan area
goat antelope - bovid related to goats but having antelope-like features: mountain goats; gorals; serows; chamois; gnu goats
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References in classic literature ?
I ha no favour for 'em - I ha no reason to favour 'em - but 'tis hopeless and useless to dream o' takin them fro their trade, 'stead o' takin their trade fro them!
"Say, Mag," said Pete, "give us a kiss for takin' yeh teh deh show, will yer?"
"If I could once ketch that consarned old thief," exclaimed Abner righteously, "I'd make him dance,--workin' off a stolen sleigh on me an' takin' away my good money an' cider press, to say nothin' o' my character!"
"I know I'm a black- smith at takin' keer 'a sick folks, an' yeh never squeaked.
"Why, as to that," said Uncle Henry, slowly, "I b'lieve in takin' what's pervided us, an' askin' no questions.
Blick before Your Reverence come into the parish, and been at the ringin' o' every bell, and the diggin' o' every grave, and sung i' the choir long afore Bartle Massey come from nobody knows where, wi' his counter-singin' and fine anthems, as puts everybody out but himself--one takin' it up after another like sheep a-bleatin' i' th' fold.
"Well, Your Reverence, I'm not for takin' any measures again' the young woman.
"Full o' gin an' Judique men, an' the judgments o' Providence layin' fer him an' never takin' good holt.
"Well, then, don't you think there is more dignity in takin' the jump and not waitin' to he pushed in?
Well, of all the funeral feasts on this earth, I suppose the one we are takin' is the queerest."
Pretty good for takin' a licking from a guy with my reputation.
Dr Pema Choephyel and Dr Sangay will talk about the gentle Takin, Bhutan's national animal, believed to have sprung to life when Drukpa Kunley fixed the head of a goat on the body of a cow.