gemsbok
noun Etymology: Afrikaans, from German Gemsbock male chamois, from Gems chamois + Bock male goat Date: 1777 a large and strikingly marked oryx (Oryx gazella) formerly abundant in southern Africa

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  • gemsbok — ● gemsbok nom masculin (anglais gemsbok, de l afrikaans) Variété d oryx d Afrique du Sud, aux longues cornes droites …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • gemsbok — [gemz′bäk΄] n. pl. gemsbok or gemsboks [Afrik < Ger gemsbock < gemse, chamois < OHG * gamuz < LL camox (see CHAMOIS) + bock, BUCK1] a large antelope (Oryx gazella) of S Africa, with long, straight horns and a tufted tail …   English World dictionary

  • Gemsbok — Gems bok, n. [D.; akin to G. gemsbock the male or buck of the chamois; gemse chamois, goat of the Alps + bock buck.] (Zo[ o]l.) A South African antelope ({Oryx Capensis}), having long, sharp, nearly straight horns. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gemsbok — National Park of Botswana in southwest Africa …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Gemsbok — This article is about the African antelope. For the European goat antelope called gemsbok in Dutch, see Chamois. Gemsbok Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • Gemsbok — Oryx gazelle Oryx gazelle …   Wikipédia en Français

  • gemsbok — /gemz bok /, n., pl. gemsboks, (esp. collectively) gemsbok. a large antelope, Oryx gazella, of southern and eastern Africa, having long, straight horns and a long, tufted tail. Also, gemsbuck. Also called oryx. [1770 80; < Afrik < G Gemsbock male …   Universalium

  • gemsbok — /ˈgɛmzbɒk/ (say gemzbok) noun (plural gemsboks, gemsbok) a large antelope, Oryx gazella, of southern Africa, having long, straight horns and a long, tufted tail. {Afrikaans, gems chamois + bok antelope} …   Australian English dictionary

  • gemsbok — tiesiaragis oriksas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Oryx gazella angl. beisa; gemsbok; oryx vok. Säbelantilope; Spießbock rus. орикс; сернобык pranc. oryx ryšiai: platesnis terminas – oriksai… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • gemsbok — noun A large African antelope of the Oryx genus. Syn: gemsbuck …   Wiktionary

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