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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

Full Definition of antelope

plural an·te·lope or an·te·lopes

  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 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



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