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grysbok

[ grahys-bok, greys- ]

noun

  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.


grysbok

/ ˈɡraɪsˌbɒk /

noun

  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 History and Origins

Origin of grysbok1

1780–90; < Afrikaans, equivalent to grys gray (< Dutch grijs; griseous ) + bok buck 1

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Word History and Origins

Origin of grysbok1

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

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Example Sentences

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

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