- a small antelope, Raphicerus campestris, of grassy areas of eastern and southern Africa.
Origin of steenbok
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- a small antelope, Raphicerus campestris, of central and southern Africa, having a reddish-brown coat and straight smooth hornsAlso called: steinbok
C18: from Afrikaans, from Dutch steen stone + bok buck 1; Compare steinbock
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Word Origin and History for steenbok
1775, from Afrikaans steenbok, from Middle Dutch steenboc, literally "stone buck," cognate with Old English stanbucca "mountain goat," German Steinbock.
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