Definition of addax
: a large light-colored Saharan antelope (Addax nasomaculatus) that has long spiralling horns
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Adult addax weigh 200-300 pounds, are light colored and are identifiable by their corkscrew horns.
By contrast, addax are available for trophy hunting in the United States.
One desert creature is spectacularly adapted to these conditions: the addax, an ethereal-looking antelope with elongated, corkscrew horns.
Muammar Qaddafi’s overthrow triggered an exodus of returnees to Niger through addax areas.
Disturbed by oil trucks and activities, addaxes fled the area.
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Origin and Etymology of addax
First Known Use: 1601See Words from the same year
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