kob

noun (1)
\ˈkäb, ˈkōb\
variants: or less commonly koba \ˈkōbə \
plural kob or kobs also kobas

Definition of kob 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: any of various African antelopes (genus Adenota) related to the waterbucks

kob

noun (2)
\ˈkäb\
plural -s

Definition of kob (Entry 2 of 2)

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History and Etymology for kob

Noun (1)

of Niger-Congo origin; akin to Wolof koba roan antelope, Fulani kōba

Noun (2)

by shortening & alteration

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