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bontebok

[ bon-tee-bok ]
/ ˈbɒn tiˌbɒk /
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noun, plural bon·te·boks, (especially collectively) bon·te·bok.

a purplish-red antelope, Damaliscus dorcas, of southern Africa, having a white face and rump: now nearly extinct.

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Origin of bontebok

1780–90; <Afrikaans, equivalent to bont piebald (≪ Medieval Latin punctus dotted; see point) + bokbuck1
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British Dictionary definitions for bontebok

bontebok
/ (ˈbɒntɪˌbʌk) /

noun plural -boks or -bok

an antelope, Damaliscus pygargus (or dorcas), of southern Africa, having a deep reddish-brown coat with a white blaze, tail, and rump patch

Word Origin for bontebok

C18: Afrikaans, from bont pied + bok buck 1
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