pl. -·lopes· or -·lope·
- any of a group of swift, bovid ruminants usually living in wild herds on the plains of Africa and Asia, including the gnu, impala, and kudu
- ⌂ pronghorn
- leather made from the hide of an antelope
Origin of antelopeMiddle English and amp; Old French antelop, a fabulous horned animal ; from Medieval Latin antalopus ; from Medieval Greek antholops, deer
nounpl. antelope or an·te·lopes
- a. Any of various swift-running ruminant mammals of the family Bovidae, native to Africa and Eurasia and having unbranched horns.b. A pronghorn.
- Leather made from antelope hide.
Origin of antelopeMiddle English, heraldic beast, probably from Old French antelop, savage beast with sawlike horns, from Medieval Latin anthalopus, from Late Greek antholops.
(plural antelope or antelopes)
From Old French antelop, from Medieval Latin ant(h)alopus, from Byzantine Greek ἀνθόλοψ (anthólops).