[kob, kohb]


an African antelope, Kobus kob, related to the puku and the lechwe.

Origin of kob

1765–75; said to be < Wolof koba
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any of several species of African antelope, esp Kobus kob: similar to waterbucks

Word Origin for kob

C20: from a Niger-Congo language; compare Wolof koba, Fulani kōba
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