oribi

[ awr-uh-bee, or‐ ]
/ ˈɔr ə bi, ˈɒr‐ /

noun, plural or·i·bis.

a small tan-colored antelope, Ourebia ourebi, of south and east Africa, with spikelike horns.

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Origin of oribi

1785–95; <Afrikaans <Khoikhoi, perhaps to be identified with Nama !gore-b
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British Dictionary definitions for oribi

oribi
/ (ˈɒrɪbɪ) /

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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