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bubal

[byoo-buh l]
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noun
  1. a hartebeest, Alcelaphus boselaphus, of northern Africa.
Also bu·ba·lis [byoo-buh-lis] /ˈbyu bə lɪs/.

Origin of bubal

1350–1400; Middle English: aurochs, antelope < Latin būbalus < Greek boúbalos a kind of gazelle or buffalo
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bubal

bubalis (ˈbjuːbəlɪs)

noun
  1. any of various antelopes, esp an extinct N African variety of hartebeest

Word Origin

C15: from Latin būbalus African gazelle, from Greek boubalos, from Greek bous ox
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