blesbok

noun
bles·​bok | \ ˈbles-ˌbäk How to pronounce blesbok (audio) \

Definition of blesbok

: a South African antelope (Damaliscus dorcas synonym D. pygargus) having a large white patch down the center of the face

First Known Use of blesbok

1824, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for blesbok

Afrikaans, from bles blaze + bok male antelope

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“Blesbok.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blesbok. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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