gazelle

[guh-zel]
noun, plural gazelles (especially collectively) gazelle.
any small antelope of the genus Gazella and allied genera, of Africa and Asia, noted for graceful movements and lustrous eyes.

Origin:
1575–85; < French; Old French gazel < Arabic ghazāla

gazellelike, adjective
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gazelle (ɡəˈzɛl)
 
n , pl -zelles, -zelle
any small graceful usually fawn-coloured antelope of the genera Gazella and Procapra, of Africa and Asia, such as G. thomsoni (Thomson's gazelle)
 
[C17: from Old French, from Arabic ghazāl]
 
ga'zelle-like
 
adj

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gazelle
1600, from Fr. gazelle, from N.African pronunciation of Arabic ghazal.
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Example sentences
The cheetah is perfectly honed to hunt gazelles-but the gazelle is equally well equipped to escape cheetahs.
The obsession with national champions can be dangerous: mating two dinosaurs seldom produces a gazelle.
The gazelle travels farther than the lion does in the first two seconds of the chase.
Your husband is tracking a wounded gazelle and could be gone for days.
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