See under grysbok.
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Origin of Sharpe's grysbok
after British colonial official Sir Alfred Sharpe (1853–1935), first European observer of the species, in Nyasaland in 1896
Definition for sharpe's grysbok (2 of 2)
[ grahys-bok, greys- ]
/ ˈgraɪs bɒk, ˈgreɪs- /
either of two small, usually solitary antelopes of southern Africa, Raphicerus melanotis, or R. sharpei (Sharpe's grysbok), having a light to dark reddish-brown coat speckled with white.
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British Dictionary definitions for sharpe's grysbok
/ (ˈɡraɪsˌbɒk) /
either of two small antelopes, Raphicerus melanotis or R. sharpei, of central and southern Africa, having small straight horns
Word Origin for grysbok
C18: Afrikaans, from Dutch grijs grey + bok buck 1
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