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

Word History


New Latin, from Latin alces elk + Greek elaphos deer

First Known Use

1827, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Alcelaphus was in 1827

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“Alcelaphus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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