- A bovine mammal (Poephagus 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.