topi

1
[toh-pee, toh-pee]

topi

2
[toh-pee]
noun, plural to·pis.
  1. an antelope, Damaliscus lunatus, of east-central Africa, having bluish-black and yellow markings.

Origin of topi

2
1905–10; said to be < Swahili

topee

or to·pi

[toh-pee, toh-pee]
noun
  1. (in India) a lightweight helmet or sun hat made from the pith of the sola plant.

Origin of topee

First recorded in 1825–35, topee is from the Hindi word ṭopī hat
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topi

1
noun plural -pis
  1. an antelope, Damaliscus korrigum, of grasslands and semideserts of Africa, having angular curved horns and an elongated muzzle

Word Origin for topi

C19: from an African language

topi

2
noun plural -pis
  1. another name for pith helmet

Word Origin for topi

C19: from Hindi: hat

topee

topi

noun plural -pees or -pis
  1. another name for pith helmet

Word Origin for topee

C19: from Hindi topī hat
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