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antelope

[ an-tl-ohp ]
/ ˈæn tlˌoʊp /
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noun, plural an·te·lopes, (especially collectively) an·te·lope.
any of several ruminants of the family Bovidae, chiefly of Africa and Asia, having permanent, hollow, unbranched horns.
leather made from the hide of such an animal.

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Origin of antelope

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English antelop, from Middle French, from Medieval Latin antalopus, from Medieval Greek anthólops, a fabulous beast described by Eustathius of Antioch (died 337); origin of word unknown

OTHER WORDS FROM antelope

an·te·lo·pi·an, an·te·lo·pine [an-tl-oh-pin, -pahyn], /ˌæn tlˈoʊ pɪn, -paɪn/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for antelope

antelope
/ (ˈæntɪˌləʊp) /

noun plural -lopes or -lope
any bovid mammal of the subfamily Antilopinae, of Africa and Asia. They are typically graceful, having long legs and horns, and include the gazelles, springbok, impala, gerenuk, blackbuck, and dik-diks
any of various similar bovids of Africa and Asia
American antelope another name for pronghorn

Word Origin for antelope

C15: from Old French antelop, from Medieval Latin antalopus, from Late Greek antholops a legendary beast
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