Antelope definition

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Leather made from antelope hide.
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Any of various swift-running ruminant mammals of the family Bovidae, native to Africa and Eurasia and having unbranched horns.
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A pronghorn.
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Leather made from the hide of an antelope.
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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.
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Any of several African mammals of the family Bovidae distinguished by hollow horns, which, unlike deer, they do not shed.
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(US) The pronghorn, Antilocapra americana.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
antelope
Plural:
antelopes

Origin of antelope

  • Middle English heraldic beast probably from Old French antelop savage beast with sawlike horns from Medieval Latin anthalopus from Late Greek antholops

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French antelop, from Medieval Latin ant(h)alopus, from Byzantine Greek ἀνθόλοψ (anthólops).

    From Wiktionary