addax

noun
ad·​dax | \ˈa-ˌdaks \
plural addaxes

Definition of addax 

: a large light-colored Saharan antelope (Addax nasomaculatus) that has long spiralling horns

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Researchers spotted a mere three addaxes during a survey of their habitat in March. National Geographic, "Poaching May Drive These 7 Species to Extinction," 20 May 2016 Adult addax weigh 200-300 pounds, are light colored and are identifiable by their corkscrew horns. Matt Campbell, kansascity, "Two calves of critically endangered African antelope species debut at Kansas City Zoo," 28 June 2017 Muammar Qaddafi’s overthrow triggered an exodus of returnees to Niger through addax areas. Thomas Rabeil, National Geographic, "Poachers Went After This Amazing Antelope for Fun," 2 Mar. 2016 One desert creature is spectacularly adapted to these conditions: the addax, an ethereal-looking antelope with elongated, corkscrew horns. Thomas Rabeil, National Geographic, "Poachers Went After This Amazing Antelope for Fun," 2 Mar. 2016 By contrast, addax are available for trophy hunting in the United States. Matt Campbell, kansascity.com, "Two calves of critically endangered African antelope species debut at Kansas City Zoo," 28 June 2017 Disturbed by oil trucks and activities, addaxes fled the area. Thomas Rabeil, National Geographic, "Poachers Went After This Amazing Antelope for Fun," 2 Mar. 2016

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First Known Use of addax

1601, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for addax

borrowed from Latin, borrowed from an unknown source (presumably North African)

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