Klipspringer
Klipspringer Klip"spring`er, n. [D., lit., cliff springer.] (Zo["o]l.) A small, graceful South African antelope ({Nanotragus oreotragus}), which, like the chamois, springs from one crag to another with great agility; -- called also {kainsi}. [Written also {klippspringer}.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Klipspringer — Conservation status Least Concern (IUCN 3.1) …   Wikipedia

  • klipspringer — [klip′spriŋ΄ər] n. pl. klipspringers or klipspringer [Afrik < Du klip, a rock, cliff + springer, springer] a small, agile mountain antelope (Oreotragus oreotragus) of S and E Africa …   English World dictionary

  • klipspringer — /klip spring euhr/, n. a small, agile African antelope, Oreotragus oreotragus, of mountainous regions from the Cape of Good Hope to Ethiopia. [1775 85; < Afrik: lit., rock springer] * * * ▪ mammal       rock climbing antelope, resident in… …   Universalium

  • klipspringer — /ˈklɪpsprɪŋə/ (say klipspringuh) noun (plural klipspringers, klipspringer) a small, active African antelope, Oreotragus oreotragus, of mountainous regions from the Cape of Good Hope to Ethiopia. {Afrikaans: literally, rock springer} …   Australian English dictionary

  • klipspringer — antilopė šoklė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Oreotragus oreotragus angl. klipbok; klipspringer vok. Klippspringer; Springbock rus. антилопа прыгун; клиппшпрингер; прыгун; сасса pranc. oréotrague… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • klipspringer — noun A small antelope native to eastern and southern Africa having a dense, brown, speckled coat …   Wiktionary

  • klipspringer — small African antelope Unusual Animals …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • klipspringer — n. small and graceful antelope that lives in mountainous areas of Africa …   English contemporary dictionary

  • klipspringer — [ klɪpˌsprɪŋə] noun a small rock dwelling antelope with a yellowish grey coat, native to southern Africa. [Oreotragus oreotragus.] Origin C18: from Afrik., from Du. klip rock + springer jumper …   English new terms dictionary

  • klipspringer — klip·spring·er …   English syllables

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”