Koulan

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Koulan (Zoöl) A wild horse (Equus onagerorAsinus onager) inhabiting the plains of Central Asia; -- called also gour khur, and onager.☞ It is sometimes confounded with the dziggetai, to which it is closely related. It is gray in winter, but fulvous in summer. It has a well defined, dark, dorsal stripe, and a short, erect mane. In size, it is intermediate between the horse and ass.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n koulan Same as kulan. See dziggetai.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Native name

Usage

In literature:

The koulan of Pallas is said to have been seen with a double shoulder-stripe.
"On the Origin of Species" by Charles Darwin
The koulan of Pallas is said to have been seen with a double shoulder-stripe.
"On the Origin of Species" by Charles Darwin
The koulan of Pallas is said to have been seen with a double shoulder-stripe.
"On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" by Charles Darwin
Next there is the "onagra," "koulan," or "wild ass," supposed to be the origin of the common kind.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
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