[ awr-iks, ohr- ]
/ ˈɔr ɪks, ˈoʊr- /

noun, plural o·ryx·es, (especially collectively) o·ryx.

a large African antelope, Oryx gazella, grayish with black markings and having long, nearly straight horns: an endangered species.

Origin of oryx

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin < Greek óryx pickax, oryx
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/ (ˈɒrɪks) /

noun plural -yxes or -yx

any large African antelope of the genus Oryx, typically having long straight nearly upright horns

Word Origin for oryx

C14: via Latin from Greek orux stonemason's axe, used also of the pointed horns of an antelope
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