gemsbok

[ gemz-bok ]
/ ˈgɛmzˌbɒk /
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noun, plural gems·boks, (especially collectively) gems·bok.

a large antelope, Oryx gazella, of southern and eastern Africa, having long, straight horns and a long, tufted tail.
Also gemsbuck.

Origin of gemsbok

1770–80; < Afrikaans < German Gemsbock male chamois. See gems, buck1
Also called oryx.
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gemsbok

gemsbuck

/ (ˈɡɛmzˌbʌk) /

noun plural -bok, -boks, -buck or -bucks

Southern African another word for oryx

Word Origin for gemsbok

C18: from Afrikaans, from German Gemsbock, from Gemse chamois + Bock buck 1
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