- a large antelope, Oryx gazella, of southern and eastern Africa, having long, straight horns and a long, tufted tail.
Origin of gemsbok
Also called oryx.
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Examples from the Web for gemsbok
He learned that the evicted crew of the Gemsbok had been living in the hut nearby.
So if the Space Force should seize the Gemsbok, they'll all hear about it?
Even in this very hour of high art, our painters do not give the most correct delineation of the head of a gemsbok.
That, with what remained of the gemsbok, would secure them against falling short of provision, should game prove scarce.
Hans mentioned several reasons why the gemsbok could not be the “fabled unicorn.”
- Southern African another word for oryx
C18: from Afrikaans, from German Gemsbock, from Gemse chamois + Bock buck 1
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