- a large, pale-colored antelope, Addax nasomaculatus, of North Africa, with loosely spiraled horns.
Origin of addax
From Latin, dating back to 1685–95, presumably < some language of ancient North Africa
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Examples from the Web for addax
That the strepsiceros of Pliny, or the addax of the Africans, is the antelope.Buffon's Natural History. Volume VIII (of 10)
Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
Unlike the addax, it is gregarious in its habits, and lives in large herds.The Young Yagers
Addax, ad′aks, n. a species of large antelope found in Africa, with long twisted horns.
In this desert region is found the addax, the rarest of Sudan antelopes.
The ordinary height of the Addax is three feet seven or eight inches, and the horns are almost exactly alike in the two sexes.Bible Animals;
J. G. Wood
- a large light-coloured antelope, Addax nasomaculatus, having ribbed loosely spiralled horns and inhabiting desert regions in N Africa: family Bovidae, order Artiodactyla
C17: Latin, from an unidentified ancient N African language
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