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Meaning of PRONGHORN

Pronunciation:  'prong`horn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  fleet antelope-like ruminant of western North American plains with small branched horns
 

PRONGHORN is a 9 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: American antelope, Antilocapra americana, prongbuck, pronghorn antelope
 
 See Also: Antilocapra, genus Antilocapra, ruminant

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Prong"horn`\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
An American antelope ({Antilocapra Americana}), native of the
plain near the Rocky Mountains. The upper parts are mostly
yellowish brown; the under parts, the sides of the head and
throat, and the buttocks, are white. The horny sheath of the
horns is shed annually. Called also {cabr['e]e}, {cabut},
{prongbuck}, and {pronghorned antelope}.

 

 

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