pronghorn

[prawng-hawrn, prong-]
noun, plural pronghorns (especially collectively) pronghorn.
a fleet, antelopelike ruminant, Antilocapra americana, of the plains of western North America: now greatly reduced in number and endangered in some areas.
Also called pronghorn antelope.


Origin:
1805–15; prong + horn

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pronghorn (ˈprɒŋˌhɔːn)
 
n
Also called: American antelope a ruminant mammal, Antilocapra americana, inhabiting rocky deserts of North America and having small branched horns: family Antilocapridae

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Critical habitat has not been designated for the pronghorn.
Indigenous pronghorn are perhaps the fastest animals in the world.
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