Sable antelope
Sable Sa"ble, a. Of the color of the sable's fur; dark; black; -- used chiefly in poetry. [1913 Webster]

Night, sable goddess! from her ebon throne, In rayless majesty, now stretches forth Her leaden scepter o'er a slumbering world. --Young. [1913 Webster]

{Sable antelope} (Zo["o]l.), a large South African antelope ({Hippotragus niger}). Both sexes have long, sharp horns. The adult male is black; the female is dark chestnut above, white beneath.

{Sable iron}, a superior quality of Russia iron; -- so called because originally stamped with the figure of a sable.

{Sable mouse} (Zo["o]l.), the lemming. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • sable antelope — noun large black East African antelope with sharp backward curving horns • Syn: ↑Hippotragus niger • Hypernyms: ↑antelope • Member Holonyms: ↑Hippotragus, ↑genus Hippotragus * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

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  • sable antelope — noun A large antelope (Hippotragus niger) of eastern and southern Africa …   Wiktionary

  • sable antelope — sa′ble an telope n. mam a large African antelope, Hippotragus niger, with long, saberlike horns and, in the male, a black coat …   From formal English to slang

  • sable antelope — /seɪbəl ˈæntəloʊp/ (say saybuhl antuhlohp) noun a large antelope, Hippotragus niger, of Africa, with long, sabre like horns …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Sable — Sa ble, a. Of the color of the sable s fur; dark; black; used chiefly in poetry. [1913 Webster] Night, sable goddess! from her ebon throne, In rayless majesty, now stretches forth Her leaden scepter o er a slumbering world. Young. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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