klipspringer

[ klip-spring-er ]
/ ˈklɪpˌsprɪŋ ər /

noun

a small, agile African antelope, Oreotragus oreotragus, of mountainous regions from the Cape of Good Hope to Ethiopia.

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Origin of klipspringer

1775–85; <Afrikaans: literally, rock-springer
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British Dictionary definitions for klipspringer

klipspringer
/ (ˈklɪpˌsprɪŋə) /

noun

a small agile antelope, Oreotragus oreotragus, inhabiting rocky regions of Africa south of the Sahara

Word Origin for klipspringer

C18: from Afrikaans, from Dutch klip rock (see cliff) + springer, from springen to spring
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