Gemsbok meaning

gĕmzbŏk
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A large antelope (Oryx gazella) of arid regions of southern Africa, having long spearlike horns and distinctive black and white markings on the head.
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A large antelope (Oryx gazella) of S Africa, with long, straight horns and a tufted tail.
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A large African antelope of the Oryx genus.
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Origin of gemsbok

  • Afrikaans from Dutch from German Gemsbock Gemse chamois (from Middle High German gemeze) (from Old High German gamiza) (from Late Latin camox) Bock buck (from Middle High German boc) (from Old High German)

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

  • From Dutch gems (“chamois”) + bok (“buck”).

    From Wiktionary