- a fleet, antelopelike ruminant, Antilocapra americana, of the plains of western North America: now greatly reduced in number and endangered in some areas.
Origin of pronghorn
Also called pronghorn antelope.
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Examples from the Web for pronghorn
The Antelope, or Pronghorn, is one of the most peculiar animals in the world.Wild Animals at Home
Ernest Thompson Seton
“Koodoo, pronghorn,” said Mr Rogers, looking at the herd through his glass.Off to the Wilds
George Manville Fenn
The pronghorn antelope has a most peculiar signal system of his own.The Yellow Horde
Hal G. Evarts
It was a trick he had tried more than once on deer and pronghorn antelope.Into the Primitive
Robert Ames Bennet
The pronghorn was also rare in the state and now has been extirpated as it has been in many other parts of Mxico.The Recent Mammals of Tamaulipas, Mexico
- a ruminant mammal, Antilocapra americana, inhabiting rocky deserts of North America and having small branched horns: family AntilocapridaeAlso called: American antelope
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