Addax
Addax Ad"dax, n. [Native name.] (Zo["o]l.) One of the largest African antelopes ({Hippotragusnasomaculatus} or {Oryx nasomaculatus}). [1913 Webster]

Note: It is now believed to be the {Strepsiceros} (twisted horn) of the ancients. By some it is thought to be the pygarg of the Bible. [1913 Webster]


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  • addax — [ad′aks΄] n. pl. addaxes or addax [L < ?; mentioned by Pliny as being an African word] a large, whitish antelope (Addax nasomaculatus) of the Sahara, with long, twisted horns …   English World dictionary

  • Addax — (Antilope Addax Licht.), eine afrikanische Antilope, welche auf mehreren ägypt. Monumenten abgebildet ist u. für den A. od. Strepsiceros des Plinius gehalten wird …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Addax — Addax, Mendesantilope, s. Antilopen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Addax — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Addax (homonymie). Addax …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • Addax — Mendesantilope Mendesantilope (Addax nasomaculatus) Systematik Ordnung: Paarhufer (Artiodactyla) Unterordnung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • addax — /ad aks/, n. a large, pale colored antelope, Addax nasomaculatus, of North Africa, with loosely spiraled horns. [1685 95; < L, presumably < some language of ancient North Africa] * * * ▪ antelope  the most desert adapted African antelope,… …   Universalium

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