blaubok

noun blau·bok \ˈblau̇ˌbäk\
variants: or

blaauwbok

\ˈblau̇ˌbäk\

Definition of blaubok

plural

blaubok

or

blauboks

  1. 1 :  a southern African antelope (Hippotragus leucophaeus) closely related to the sable antelope but now exterminated

  2. 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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