topi

noun (1)
to·​pi

variant of

: a lightweight helmet-shaped hat made of pith or cork

topi

noun (2)
to·​pi | \ ˈtō-pē How to pronounce topi (audio) \
plural topi or topis

Definition of topi (Entry 2 of 2)

: a sub-Saharan antelope (Damaliscus lunatus synonym D. korrigum) having a glossy usually reddish-brown coat with purplish-black and yellowish markings

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Between 1983 and 1995, while the Lord’s Resistance Army terrorised Uganda, topi and roan, two species of antelope, were wiped out completely in the country’s Pian Upe reserve. The Economist, "How war affects wildlife," 11 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of topi

Noun (2)

1894, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for topi

Noun (2)

perhaps from Swahili

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