Antelope (noun)

  1. A mammal of the family Bovidae, found mainly in Africa and Asia, characterized by slender legs, smooth horns, and a bright color.
  2. A hollow-horned ruminant of the family Bovidae, of Africa and Asia, having long legs and a slender build.

Origin:

Mid 16th century: from french antelop, from old french ante- "before" + loup "wolf", from the belief that the animal was so fast that it could escape the wolf.

Examples:

  1. The pronghorn is the only surviving member of the Antilocapridae, a family of ruminants that once included many kinds of pronghorn and antelope.
  2. The Thomson's gazelle is a small antelope found in the savannas of East Africa.
  3. The Dama gazelle is a critically endangered species of antelope.
  4. The blackbuck is a type of antelope native to the Indian subcontinent.
  5. The impala is a medium-sized antelope found in savannas of southern Africa.
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