variants or blaauwbok
plural blaubok or blauboks
: a southern African antelope (Hippotragus leucophaeus) closely related to the sable antelope but now exterminated

Word History


obsolete Afrikaans blauwbok (now bloubok), from blauw blue (from Middle Dutch blā, blau) + bok male antelope, male goat, from Middle Dutch boc; akin to Old High German blāo blue and to Old High German boc male goat

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“Blaubok.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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