- a hartebeest, Alcelaphus boselaphus, of northern Africa.
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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Examples from the Web for bubal
It is highly unlikely that as many as 300 would be concentrated at one village such as Bubal.
Further evidence of collateral importance is derived from consideration of the location of the village of Bubal.
Furthermore Cabot, at Bubal eight years after Moraga, found 700 persons.
Cabot's quite careful estimate for the principal rancheria shows that it was larger than Bubal or Tuntache in 1814.
- any of various antelopes, esp an extinct N African variety of hartebeest
C15: from Latin būbalus African gazelle, from Greek boubalos, from Greek bous ox
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