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Meaning of SPRINGBOK

Pronunciation:  'spring`bâk

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  South African gazelle noted for springing lightly into the air
 

SPRINGBOK is a 9 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: Antidorcas euchore, Antidorcas marsupialis, springbuck
 
 See Also: Antidorcas, gazelle, genus Antidorcas

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Spring"bok`\, Springbuck \Spring"buck`\, n. [D.
springbok; springen to spring, leap + bok a he-goat, buck.]
(Zo["o]l.)
A South African gazelle ({Gazella euchore}) noted for its
graceful form and swiftness, and for its peculiar habit of
springing lighty and suddenly into the air. It has a white
dorsal stripe, expanding into a broad patch of white on the
rump and tail. Called also {springer}. [Written also
{springboc}, and {springbock}.]

 

 

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