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bubal

[ byoo-buhl ]
/ ˈbyu bəl /
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noun
a hartebeest, Alcelaphus boselaphus, of northern Africa.
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Also bu·ba·lis [byoo-buh-lis]. /ˈbyu bə lɪs/.

Origin of bubal

1350–1400; Middle English: aurochs, antelope <Latin būbalus<Greek boúbalos a kind of gazelle or buffalo

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bubal

bubalis (ˈbjuːbəlɪs)

/ (ˈbjuːbəl) /

noun
any of various antelopes, esp an extinct N African variety of hartebeest

Word Origin for bubal

C15: from Latin būbalus African gazelle, from Greek boubalos, from Greek bous ox
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