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grysbok

[ grahys-bok, greys- ]
/ ˈgraɪs bɒk, ˈgreɪs- /
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noun
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) + bokbuck1

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British Dictionary definitions for grysbok

grysbok
/ (ˈɡraɪsˌbɒk) /

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

Word Origin for grysbok

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