addax

[ ad-aks ]

noun
  1. a large, pale-colored antelope, Addax nasomaculatus, of North Africa, with loosely spiraled horns.

Origin of addax

1
From Latin, dating back to 1685–95, presumably < some language of ancient North Africa

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addax

/ (ˈædæks) /


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

Origin of addax

1
C17: Latin, from an unidentified ancient N African language

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