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[bles-bok] /ˈblɛsˌbɒk/
noun, plural blesboks (especially collectively) blesbok.
a large antelope, Damaliscus albifrons, of southern Africa, having a blaze on the face.
Also, blesbuck.
Origin of blesbok
1815-25; < Afrikaans, equivalent to Dutch bles blaze2 + bok buck1 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for blesbok


noun (pl) -boks, -bok, -bucks, -buck
an antelope, Damaliscus dorcas (or albifrons), of southern Africa. The coat is a deep reddish-brown with a white blaze between the eyes; the horns are lyre-shaped
Word Origin
C19: Afrikaans, from Dutch blesblaze² + bok goat, buck1
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