Definitions for takinˈtɑ kɪn, -kin

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ta•kinˈtɑ kɪn, -kin(n.)

  1. a massive, goatlike bovid, Budorcas taxicolor, of the E Himalayas, China, and N Burma.

    Category: Zoology, Mammals

Origin of takin:

1840–50

Princeton's WordNet

  1. takin, gnu goat, Budorcas taxicolor(noun)

    large heavily built goat antelope of eastern Himalayan area

Wiktionary

  1. takin(Noun)

    A Himalayan goat-antelope, Budorcas taxicolor.

  2. Origin: From a Tibeto-Burman language, probably or .

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  1. Takin

    The takin, also called cattle chamois or gnu goat, is a goat-antelope found in the eastern Himalayas. The four subspecies are: B. taxicolor taxicolor, the Mishmi Takin; B. taxicolor bedfordi, the Shaanxi or golden takin; B. t. tibetana, the Tibetan or Sichuan takin; and B. t. whitei, the Bhutan takin. Mitochondrial research shows the takin are related to sheep; its similarity to the muskox is an example of convergent evolution. The takin is the national animal of Bhutan.

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