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