pl. -·zelles′ or -·zelle′
any of various small, swift, graceful antelopes (esp. genera Gazella and Procapra) of Africa, the Near East, and Asia with spirally twisted, backward-pointing horns and large, lustrous eyes
Origin of gazelleFrench ; from Arabic ghaz?l
Any of various small, swift antelopes of the genus Gazella and related genera of Africa and Asia, characteristically having a slender neck and ringed horns.
Origin of gazelleFrench, from Old French, from Arabic ġaz&amacron;l.
(plural gazelles or gazelle)