addax

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Origin of addax

From Latin, dating back to 1685–95, presumably < some language of ancient North Africa
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addax

noun
  1. a large light-coloured antelope, Addax nasomaculatus, having ribbed loosely spiralled horns and inhabiting desert regions in N Africa: family Bovidae, order Artiodactyla

Word Origin for addax

C17: Latin, from an unidentified ancient N African language
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