Thomson's gazelle


Thom·​son's gazelle ˈtäm(p)-sənz- How to pronounce Thomson's gazelle (audio)
: a small gazelle (Gazella thomsonii) of eastern Africa that is tan above and white below with a broad black stripe on each side

Word History


Joseph Thomson †1895 Scottish explorer

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Thomson's gazelle was in 1897

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“Thomson's gazelle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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