noun, plural or·i·bis.
a small tan-colored antelope, Ourebia ourebi, of south and east Africa, with spikelike horns.
Origin of oribi
1785–95; < Afrikaans < Khoikhoi, perhaps to be identified with Nama !gore-b
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Historical Examples of oribi
Then the oribi were visible everywhere, usually in groups of four or six.
For instance, there's the oribi and the dik-dik, to say nothing of the steinbuck and the klipspringer.
Oribi: About 120, in the divisions of Albany and Alexandria.
From where I stood looking at them hartebeest, kob, waterbuck, and oribi were also all in sight.
Pale′-ale, a light-coloured pleasant bitter ale; Pale′buck, an antelope, the oribi.
British Dictionary definitions for oribi
noun plural -bi or -bis
a small African antelope, Ourebia ourebi, of grasslands and bush south of the Sahara, with fawn-coloured coat and, in the male, ridged spikelike horns
Word Origin for oribi
C18: from Afrikaans, probably from Khoikhoi arab
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