steenbok


steen·bok

noun \ˈstēn-ˌbäk, ˈstān-\

Definition of STEENBOK

:  a small slender antelope (Raphicerus campestris) with long legs that inhabits chiefly grasslands of eastern and southern Africa

Variants of STEENBOK

steen·bok or stein·bok \ˈstīn-, ˈstān-\

Origin of STEENBOK

Afrikaans steenbok, from Dutch, ibex, from Middle Dutch steenboc; akin to Old English stānbucca ibex, stān stone, bucca buck
First Known Use: 1775

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