nounpl. -·bok· or -·boks·
a large antelope (Oryx gazella) of S Africa, with long, straight horns and a tufted tail
Origin of gemsbokAfrikaans from German gemsbock from gemse, chamois from Old High German an unverified form gamuz from Late Latin camox (see chamois) + bock, buck
A large antelope (Oryx gazella) of arid regions of southern Africa, having long spearlike horns and distinctive black and white markings on the head.
Origin of gemsbokAfrikaans from Dutch from earlier German Gemsbock ( now spelled Gämsbock ) Gemse chamois ( from Middle High German gemeze ) ( from Old High German gamiza ) ( probably of pre-Roman Alpine origin and akin to Late Latin camox ; see chamois. ) Bock buck ( from Middle High German boc ) ( from Old High German)