gemsbok

[gemz-bok]
noun, plural gemsboks (especially collectively) gemsbok.
a large antelope, Oryx gazella, of southern and eastern Africa, having long, straight horns and a long, tufted tail.
Also, gemsbuck.
Also called oryx.


Origin:
1770–80; < Afrikaans < German Gemsbock male chamois. See gems, buck1

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To gemsbok
Collins
World English Dictionary
gemsbok or gemsbuck (ˈɡɛmzˌbʌk)
 
n , pl -bok, -boks, -buck, -bucks
(South African) another word for oryx
 
[C18: from Afrikaans, from German Gemsbock, from Gemse chamois + Bockbuck1]
 
gemsbuck or gemsbuck
 
n
 
[C18: from Afrikaans, from German Gemsbock, from Gemse chamois + Bockbuck1]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
After fencing the monument lands, gemsbok were removed through relocation to restore natural conditions in the monument.
Several gemsbok crashed into a fence during the barn fire, and one of them was killed.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;