Al·​cel·​a·​phus | \ al-ˈse-lə-fəs \

Definition of Alcelaphus

: a genus of African antelopes including the hartebeest, bubalis, and related animals

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First Known Use of Alcelaphus

1827, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Alcelaphus

New Latin, from Latin alces elk + Greek elaphos deer

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“Alcelaphus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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