noun, plural sas·sa·bies.

a large, blackish-red South African antelope, Damaliscus lunatus, having curved horns.

Origin of sassaby

1810–20; said to be < Tswana Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun plural -bies

an African antelope, Damaliscus lunatus, of grasslands and semideserts, having angular curved horns and an elongated muzzle: thought to be the swiftest hoofed mammal

Word Origin for sassaby

C19: from Bantu tshêsêbê
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