defassa

noun de·fas·sa \də̇ˈfasə\

Definition of defassa

plural

defassa

  1. :  a large gray African antelope (Kobus defassa) having a shaggy coat and spreading ringed horns —called also waterbuck

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Origin and Etymology of defassa

New Latin (specific epithet of Kobus defassa), from Latin, defassa, defessa, feminine of defassus, defessus, past participle of defatisci, defetisci to become tired, weak, from de- + fatisci to become weak, tired; akin to Latin fatigare to weary, fatigue


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