Any of a genus (Oryx) of large African and Asian antelopes with long, straight horns, including the gemsbok.
Webster's New World
A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Hippotraginae — the oryxes.
Other Word Forms of Oryx
Origin of Oryx
Latin from Greek orux pickax, gazelle (from its sharp horns) perhaps from orussein to dig
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin, from Ancient Greek ὄρυξ (orux).
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