Definition of impala
: a large brownish antelope (Aepyceros melampus) of southeastern Africa that in the male has slender curved horns with ridges
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A swift-running, graceful antelope, the impala is found in large herds, usually near water, on the savannas and open woodlands of central and southern Africa. Impalas are noted for their jumping ability: when alarmed, they bound off in leaps up to 30 ft (9m) long and 10 ft (3m) high. Lightly built, the impala stands 30-40 in (75-100 cm) high at the shoulder. It has a golden to reddish brown coat, white underparts, a vertical black stripe on each thigh, and a black tuft behind each hind foot. The male has long, lyre-shaped horns.
Origin and Etymology of impala
First Known Use: 1875See Words from the same year
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Definition of impala for English Language Learners
: a large brownish African animal
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