roodebok

noun roo·de·bok \ ˈrüdəˌbäk \

Definition of roodebok

plural roodebok or roodeboks
1 : impala
2 : a reddish duikerbok (Cephalophus patalensis)

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Origin and Etymology of roodebok

Afrikaans rooibok (previously spelled roodebok), from rooi red (from Middle Dutch root, rood) + bok male goat, male antelope, from Middle Dutch boc male goat; akin to Old English rēad red and to Old English buc, bucca male goat


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