A large antelope (Oryx gazella) of S Africa, with long, straight horns and a tufted tail.
Webster's New World
- Oryx gazella
Other Word Forms of Gemsbok
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”).
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