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kob

[kob, kohb]
noun
  1. an African antelope, Kobus kob, related to the puku and the lechwe.
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Origin of kob

1765–75; said to be < Wolof koba
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Examples from the Web for kob

Historical Examples

  • That the tzeiran, koba, and kob, are varieties of another: 3.

    Buffon's Natural History. Volume VIII (of 10)

    Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon

  • They took us to what must be the chief temple of Kob and gave it a name which I do not remember.

    From Sea to Sea

    Rudyard Kipling

  • Osaka is about eighteen miles from Kob, and stands at the head of the bay of Osaka.

    From Sea to Sea

    Rudyard Kipling

  • Let him get first a good guide at Kob, and the rest will come easily enough.

    From Sea to Sea

    Rudyard Kipling

  • Korn has got one thing that noboddy else has got, and that iz a kob.


British Dictionary definitions for kob

kob

noun
  1. any of several species of African antelope, esp Kobus kob: similar to waterbucks
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Word Origin

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