variants or less commonly ourebi
plural -s
: 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

Word History


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 30 May. 2024.

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