[ blou-bok ]
/ ˈblaʊˌbɒk /

noun, plural blau·boks, (especially collectively) blau·bok.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for blaubok


/ (ˈblaʊˌbɒk) /

noun plural -boks or -bok

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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