Thomson's gazelle

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Thom·​son's gazelle | \ ˈtäm(p)-sənz- How to pronounce Thomson's gazelle (audio) \

Definition of Thomson's gazelle

: a small gazelle (Gazella thomsonii) of eastern Africa that is tan above and white below with a broad black stripe on each side

First Known Use of Thomson's gazelle

1897, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Thomson's gazelle

Joseph Thomson †1895 Scottish explorer

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“Thomson's gazelle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Thomson%27s%20gazelle. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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