- a purplish-red antelope, Damaliscus dorcas, of southern Africa, having a white face and rump: now nearly extinct.
Origin of bontebok
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His horns are of a light colour, nearly white, while those of the bontebok are black.
The bontebok is not only one of the loveliest antelopes in Africa, but one of the swiftest.
Bontebok: About 30 in Bredasdorp and 45 in Swellendam divisions.Our Vanishing Wild Life
William T. Hornaday
Hence the name “bontebok,” or “painted buck,” as given by the Dutch colonists to this species.
Herds of gnus and bontebok bounded over the plains, and many solitary antelopes started from their lairs as he approached them.Adventures of Hans Sterk
- an antelope, Damaliscus pygargus (or dorcas), of southern Africa, having a deep reddish-brown coat with a white blaze, tail, and rump patch
C18: Afrikaans, from bont pied + bok buck 1
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