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yak

noun [C] uk   us   /jæk/
a type of cattle with long hair and long horns, found mainly in Tibet

yak

verb [I] /jæk/ (-kk-) informal
→  yack
Translations of “yak”
in Vietnamese bò Tây Tạng…
in Spanish yac, yak…
in Thai ตัวจามรีอยู่ในฑิเบต…
in Malaysian yak…
in French ya(c)k…
in German der Yak…
in Chinese (Traditional) (主要見於中國西藏的)犛牛…
in Indonesian yak…
in Chinese (Simplified) (主要见于中国西藏的)牦牛…
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