- an African antelope, Aepyceros melampus, the male of which has ringed, lyre-shaped horns.
Origin of impala
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Historical Examples of impala
But that which lay in her hand was a flat bag, made of the dressed skin of an impala.The Induna's Wife
There we had nobler game to follow—wildebeest and hartebeest, impala, and now and then a koodoo.Prester John
It was an impala, a species of antelope, and was evidently in the last stage of exhaustion.
Two African hunting dogs were pursuing the impala and were gaining rapidly.
- an antelope, Aepyceros melampus, of southern and eastern Africa, having lyre-shaped horns and able to move with enormous leaps when disturbed
Word Origin for impala
Word Origin and History for impala
1875, from Zulu im-pala "gazelle."