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blesbok

[ bles-bok ]
/ ˈblɛsˌbɒk /
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noun, plural bles·boks, (especially collectively) bles·bok.
a large antelope, Damaliscus albifrons, of southern Africa, having a blaze on the face.
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Also blesbuck.

Origin of blesbok

1815–25; <Afrikaans, equivalent to Dutch blesblaze2 + bokbuck1
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British Dictionary definitions for blesbok

blesbok

blesbuck

/ (ˈblɛsˌbʌk) /

noun plural -boks, -bok, -bucks or -buck
an antelope, Damaliscus dorcas (or albifrons), of southern Africa. The coat is a deep reddish-brown with a white blaze between the eyes; the horns are lyre-shaped

Word Origin for blesbok

C19: Afrikaans, from Dutch bles blaze ² + bok goat, buck 1
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