Definition of antelope
1a : 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 backwardb : pronghorn
2 : leather from antelope hide
Recent Examples of antelope from the Web
Charcoal's, which opened in 2013, makes gourmet burgers with meats lie beef, bison, elk and antelope.
Snakes will do that as a defense mechanism, according to Kenney Krysko, a herpetologist and collection manager at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville who talked to National Geographic about the antelope footage last year.
The resort also runs a breeding program to reintroduce Arabian oryx antelope back into their natural habitat.
Then the critters could wander into your kitchen garden, your cash crops, your neighbor’s ranch or the wide open spaces where the deer and the antelope roamed.
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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
First Known Use: 1607See Words from the same year
ANTELOPE Defined for English Language Learners
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
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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