dorcas gazelle


dor·​cas gazelle
: a common gazelle (Gazella dorcas) of northern Africa and parts of southwestern Asia

Word History


New Latin dorcas (specific epithet of Gazella dorcas), from Latin, gazelle, from Greek dorkas, dorkos, dorx, alteration of zorkas, zorx gazelle, deer; akin to Welsh iwrch roebuck, Cornish yorch, Breton yourc'h

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“Dorcas gazelle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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