YAK, n. A species of ox, with cylindric horns curving outwards, long pendent hair, and villous horselike tail; the grunting ox of Pennant. This ox is found in Thibet.
A ruminant mammal of the bovine tribe, the Bos Poephagus, or Bison Poephagus; a species of ox, with cylindric horns curving outward, long pendent hair, and villous, horse-like tail; the grunting ox of Pennant. This ox is found in Thibet. – Cyc.
- A bovine mammal
(Poëphagus grunnies) native of the high plains of Central
Asia. Its neck, the outer side of its legs, and its flanks, are
covered with long, flowing, fine hair. Its tail is long and bushy,
often white, and is valued as an ornament and for other purposes in
India and China. There are several domesticated varieties, some of
which lack the mane and the long hair on the flanks. Called also
chauri gua, grunting cow, grunting ox,
sarlac, sarlik, and sarluc.