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impala

[ im-pal-uh, -pah-luh ]
/ ɪmˈpæl ə, -ˈpɑ lə /
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noun, plural im·pal·as, (especially collectively) im·pal·a.
an African antelope, Aepyceros melampus, the male of which has ringed, lyre-shaped horns.
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Origin of impala

1870–75; <Zulu, or a cognate word in another Nguni dial.
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British Dictionary definitions for impala

impala
/ (ɪmˈpɑːlə) /

noun plural -las or -la
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

from Zulu
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