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antelope

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noun an·te·lope \ˈan-tə-ˌlōp\

Simple Definition of antelope

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of antelope

plural

antelope

or

antelopes

  1. 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. 2 :  leather from antelope hide

Origin and Etymology 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

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noun an·te·lope \ˈan-tə-ˌlōp\

Definition of antelope for Students

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





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