nounpl. -·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
- leather made from the hide of an antelope
Origin of antelopeMiddle English and 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 a savage-looking heraldic beast with hoofs and sawlike horns (possibly originally based on the Arabian oryx) ultimately ( partly via Old French antelop ) from Medieval Latin anthalopus from Late Greek antholops of unknown origin
(plural antelope or antelopes)
From Old French antelop, from Medieval Latin ant(h)alopus, from Byzantine Greek ἀνθόλοψ (anthólops).