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Sharpe's grysbok

noun
1.
See under grysbok.
Origin of Sharpe's grysbok
after British colonial official Sir Alfred Sharpe (1853-1935), first European observer of the species, in Nyasaland in 1896

grysbok

[grahys-bok, greys-] /ˈgraɪs bɒk, ˈgreɪs-/
noun
1.
either of two small, usually solitary antelopes of southern Africa, Raphicerus melanotis, or R. sharpei (Sharpe's grysbok) having a light to dark reddish-brown coat speckled with white.
Origin
1780-90; < Afrikaans, equivalent to grys gray (< Dutch grijs; see griseous) + bok buck1
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British Dictionary definitions for Sharpe's grysbok

grysbok

/ˈɡraɪsˌbɒk/
noun
1.
either of two small antelopes, Raphicerus melanotis or R. sharpei, of central and southern Africa, having small straight horns
Word Origin
C18: Afrikaans, from Dutch grijs grey + bokbuck1
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