antelope

See also: Antelope

EnglishEdit

 
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Antilope cervicapra

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English antelope, from Old French antelop, from Medieval Latin ant(h)alopus, from Byzantine Greek ἀνθόλοψ (anthólops).

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antelope (plural antelope or antelopes)

  1. Any of several African mammals of the family Bovidae distinguished by hollow horns, which, unlike deer, they do not shed.
  2. (US) The pronghorn, Antilocapra americana.
    • 1881, John W. Forney, The New Nobility, page 80
      "It reminds me of when I was hunting antelope in Colorado," he said to her.
  3. (archaic, historical) A fierce legendary creature said to live on the banks of the Euphrates, having long serrated horns and being hard to catch.

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  • Irish: antalóp
  • Manx: antelope

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Middle EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French antelop, from Medieval Latin antalopus, from Byzantine Greek ἀνθόλοψ (anthólops)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈantəlɔːp/, /ˈantəlɔp/

NounEdit

antelope (plural antelopes)

  1. antelope
  2. (heraldry) heraldic antelope

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