gemsbok

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noun gems·bok \ˈgemz-ˌbäk\

Definition of gemsbok

  1. :  a large and strikingly marked oryx (Oryx gazella) formerly abundant in southern Africa

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Origin and Etymology of gemsbok

Afrikaans, from German Gemsbock male chamois, from Gems chamois + Bock male goat


First Known Use: 1777


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