antelope

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noun an·te·lope \ ˈan-tə-ˌlōp \

Definition of antelope

plural antelope or antelopes
1 a :any of various ruminant deerlike mammals (family Bovidae) chiefly of Africa and southwest Asia that have a slender lean build and usually horns directed upward and backward
2 :leather from antelope hide

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Origin and Etymology of antelope

Middle English, fabulous heraldic beast, probably from Middle French antelop savage animal with sawlike horns, from Medieval Latin anthalopus, from Late Greek antholop-, antholops


ANTELOPE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of antelope for English Language Learners

  • : an animal in Africa and Asia that looks like a deer, has horns pointing up and back, and runs very fast


ANTELOPE Defined for Kids

antelope

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noun an·te·lope \ ˈan-tə-ˌlōp \

Definition of antelope for Students

:an animal chiefly of Africa and southwest Asia that resembles a deer and has horns that extend upward and backward


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