antelope

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an·te·lope

noun \ˈan-tə-ˌlōp\

: an animal in Africa and Asia that looks like a deer, has horns pointing up and back, and runs very fast

plural an·te·lope or an·te·lopes

Full Definition of ANTELOPE

1
a :  any of various ruminant deerlike mammals (family Bovidae) chiefly of Africa and southwest Asia that have a slender lean build and usually horns directed upward and backward
b :  pronghorn
2
:  leather from antelope hide

Origin of ANTELOPE

Middle English, fabulous heraldic beast, probably from Middle French antelop savage animal with sawlike horns, from Medieval Latin anthalopus, from Late Greek antholop-, antholops
First Known Use: 15th century

antelope

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any of numerous species of Old World grazing or browsing bovids that typically are swift, slender, and graceful plains dwellers. The North American pronghorn is also sometimes referred to as an antelope. Most antelope are African; the others, except for the pronghorn, are Eurasian. They range in shoulder height from 10 to 70 in. (25–175 cm). The male, and sometimes the female, bears distinctive, backwardly curved horns. See also bongo, dik-dik, duiker, eland, gazelle, gnu, hartebeest, impala, kudu, nyala, oryx, springbok, waterbuck.

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