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[blou-bok] /ˈblaʊˌbɒk/
noun, plural blauboks (especially collectively) blaubok.
a bluish antelope, Hippotragus leucophaeus, of southern Africa, having backward curving horns: now extinct.
Origin of blaubok
< Afrikaans < Dutch blauwbok, equivalent to blauw blue + bok buck1 Unabridged
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  • The quagga and the blaubok became extinct before the world learned that their existence was threatened!

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British Dictionary definitions for blaubok


noun (pl) -boks, -bok
a large blue-haired antelope, Hippotragus leucophaeus, of southern Africa: extinct since 1800 Also called blue buck
Word Origin
C18: via Afrikaans from Dutch blauwbok
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