- an African antelope, Kobus kob, related to the puku and the lechwe.
Origin of kob
1765–75; said to be < Wolof koba
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Examples from the Web for kob
That the tzeiran, koba, and kob, are varieties of another: 3.Buffon's Natural History. Volume VIII (of 10)
Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
Let him get first a good guide at Kob, and the rest will come easily enough.
Osaka is about eighteen miles from Kob, and stands at the head of the bay of Osaka.
They took us to what must be the chief temple of Kob and gave it a name which I do not remember.
Korn has got one thing that noboddy else has got, and that iz a kob.The Complete Works of Josh Billings
Henry W. Shaw
- any of several species of African antelope, esp Kobus kob: similar to waterbucks
C20: from a Niger-Congo language; compare Wolof koba, Fulani kōba
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