Gazella dorcas
Gazelle Ga*zelle", n. [F. gazelle, OF. also, gazel; cf. Sp. gacela, Pr. gazella, It. gazella; all fr. Ar. ghaz?l a wild goat.] (Zo["o]l.) One of several small, swift, elegantly formed species of antelope, of the genus {Gazella}, esp. {G. dorcas}; -- called also {algazel}, {corinne}, {korin}, and {kevel}. The gazelles are celebrated for the luster and soft expression of their eyes. [Written also {gazel}.]

Note: The common species of Northern Africa ({Gazella dorcas}); the Arabian gazelle, or ariel ({G. Arabica}); the mohr of West Africa ({G. mohr}); the Indian ({G. Bennetti}); the {ahu} or Persian ({G. subgutturosa}); and the springbok or tsebe ({G. euchore}) of South Africa, are the best known. [1913 Webster]


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