noun, plural an·te·lopes, (especially collectively) an·te·lope.
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Origin of antelope
Examples from the Web for antelope
I also write about Germans in Minnesota and have set The Antelope Wife in Minneapolis.National Book Award Winner Louise Erdrich: How I Write|Noah Charney|December 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In present day New Mexico, nine men run through the plains chasing after an antelope.
The antelope kid, with a comical yawn, came and stood between them.The Song of the Wolf|Frank Mayer
We got near a couple of antelope and Mr. Bradford, who was a brag shot and had the best gun, proposed to kill them as we stood.Death Valley in '49|William Lewis Manly
Weapon composed of the horn of the antelope; steel-pointed; supposed to be that used by the Fakirs in India.The Evolution of Culture|Augustus Henry Lane-Fox Pitt-Rivers
There were no buffalo, but plenty of elk, deer, and antelope.Jack the Young Trapper|George Bird Grinnell
Whirlwind would give his life, if it would save the antelope a pang of sorrow or grief.The American Family Robinson|D. W. Belisle
noun plural -lopes or -lope
Word Origin for antelope
early 15c., from Old French antelop, from Medieval Latin ant(h)alopus (11c.), from Greek antholops (attested in Eusebius of Antioch, c.336 C.E.), a fabulous animal haunting the banks of the Euphrates, very savage, hard to catch and having long saw-like horns capable of cutting down trees. Original sense and language unknown (it looks like Greek "flower-eye," as if from anthos + ops, but that may be a result of Greek folk etymology). A heraldic animal, also known in Medieval Latin as talopus and calopus, the name was applied c.1600 to a living type of deer-like mammal. In the western U.S., it is used in reference to the pronghorn.