Oryx definitions

ôr'ĭks, ŏr'-
Any of several African and Arabian antelopes of the genus Oryx, including the gemsbok, having black or brown markings on the face and long, straight or slightly curved horns.
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Any of a genus (Oryx) of large African and Asian antelopes with long, straight horns, including the gemsbok.
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A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Hippotraginae — the oryxes.
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Origin of oryx

Latin from Greek orux pickax, gazelle (from its sharp horns) perhaps from orussein to dig