blaubok

[blou-bok]
noun, plural blau·boks, (especially collectively) blau·bok.
  1. a bluish antelope, Hippotragus leucophaeus, of southern Africa, having backward curving horns: now extinct.

Origin of blaubok

< Afrikaans < Dutch blauwbok, equivalent to blauw blue + bok buck1
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Historical Examples of blaubok

  • The quagga and the blaubok became extinct before the world learned that their existence was threatened!

    Our Vanishing Wild Life

    William T. Hornaday


British Dictionary definitions for blaubok

blaubok

noun plural -boks or -bok
  1. a large blue-haired antelope, Hippotragus leucophaeus, of southern Africa: extinct since 1800Also called: blue buck

Word Origin for blaubok

C18: via Afrikaans from Dutch blauwbok
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