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[grahys-bok, greys-]
  1. either of two small, usually solitary antelopes of southern Africa, Raphicerus melanotis, or R. sharpei (Sharpe's grysbok), having a light to dark reddish-brown coat speckled with white.
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Origin of grysbok

1780–90; < Afrikaans, equivalent to grys gray (< Dutch grijs; see griseous) + bok buck1
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Historical Examples

  • The Grysbok and the Steinbok, genus Raphiceros, have similar horns.

    The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia

    Frank Evers Beddard

British Dictionary definitions for grysbok


  1. either of two small antelopes, Raphicerus melanotis or R. sharpei, of central and southern Africa, having small straight horns
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Word Origin

C18: Afrikaans, from Dutch grijs grey + bok buck 1
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