Arabian oryx


Definition of Arabian oryx

: an endangered oryx (Oryx leucoryx) originally occurring from Syria to the southern Arabian Peninsula and now surviving in captivity and in herds reintroduced into the wild

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First Known Use of Arabian oryx

1901, in the meaning defined above

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“Arabian oryx.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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