Definition of blaubok
1 : a southern African antelope (Hippotragus leucophaeus) closely related to the sable antelope but now exterminated
2 : blue duiker
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Origin and Etymology of blaubok
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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