antelope

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Antilope cervicapra

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From Old French antelop, from Medieval Latin ant(h)alopus, from Byzantine Greek ἀνθόλοψ (anthólops).

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antelope (plural antelope or antelopes)

  1. Any of several African mammals of the family Bovidae distinguished by hollow horns, which, unlike deer, they do not shed.
  2. (US) The pronghorn, Antilocapra americana.
    • 1881, John W. Forney, The New Nobility, page 80
      "It reminds me of when I was hunting antelope in Colorado," he said to her.

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