blesbok

blesbok

[bles-bok]
noun, plural blesboks (especially collectively) blesbok.
a large antelope, Damaliscus albifrons, of southern Africa, having a blaze on the face.
Also, blesbuck.


Origin:
1815–25; < Afrikaans, equivalent to Dutch bles blaze2 + bok buck1

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blesbok or blesbuck (ˈblɛsˌbʌk)
 
n , pl -boks, -bok, -bucks, -buck
an antelope, Damaliscus dorcas (or albifrons), of southern Africa. The coat is a deep reddish-brown with a white blaze between the eyes; the horns are lyre-shaped
 
[C19: Afrikaans, from Dutch blesblaze² + bok goat, buck1]
 
blesbuck or blesbuck
 
n
 
[C19: Afrikaans, from Dutch blesblaze² + bok goat, buck1]

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