oribi

noun
or·​i·​bi | \ ˈȯrəbē \
variants: or less commonly ourebi \ ˈu̇rə-​ \
plural -s

Definition of oribi

: any of several small antelopes (genus Ourebia) of southern and eastern Africa that are tawny yellow above and white below and have straight annulated horns about five inches long

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History and Etymology for oribi

Afrikaans oribi, probably from Hottentot (Nama dialect) arab

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“Oribi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oribi. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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