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antelope

noun an·te·lope \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
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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 Defined for Kids

antelope

noun an·te·lope \ˈan-tə-ˌlōp\

Definition of ANTELOPE for Kids

:  an animal chiefly of Africa and southwest Asia that resembles a deer and has horns that extend upward and backward
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