<zoology> A wild horse (Equus, or Asinus, onager) inhabiting the plants of Central Asia.

Synonyms: gour, khur, and onager.

Alternative forms: kulan.

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.

Origin: Native name.

(01 Mar 1998)

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