oribi

noun

or·​i·​bi
ˈȯrəbē
variants or less commonly ourebi
ˈu̇rə-
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

Etymology

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 27 Nov. 2022.

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