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
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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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