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pronghorn

[prawng-hawrn, prong-] /ˈprɔŋˌhɔrn, ˈprɒŋ-/
noun, plural pronghorns (especially collectively) pronghorn.
1.
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
1805-1815
1805-15; prong + horn
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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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pronghorn

/ˈprɒŋˌhɔːn/
noun
1.
a ruminant mammal, Antilocapra americana, inhabiting rocky deserts of North America and having small branched horns: family Antilocapridae Also called American antelope
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