blauwbok

extinct bluish-coloured antelope of southern Africa

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • blauwbok —   n. extinct antelope with bluish coat …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • blauwbok — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Blaubok — Blau bok, n. [D. blauwbok.] (Zo[ o]l.) The blue buck. See {Blue buck}, under {Blue}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blaubok — /blow bok /, n., pl. blauboks, (esp. collectively) blaubok. a bluish antelope, Hippotragus leucophaeus, of southern Africa, having backward curving horns: now extinct. [ < Afrik < D blauwbok, equiv. to blauw BLUE + bok BUCK1] * * * …   Universalium

  • Unusual Animals — Over the years, a number of correspondents have written to me, asking for the names of words for weird animals beginning with certain letters of the alphabet, especially those beginning with x, q, and z. Here, finally, is a glossary of 320… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • blaubok — [blou′bäk΄] n. pl. blaubok or blauboks [obs. Afrik blauwbok, lit., blue buck] a large, bluish gray antelope (Hippotragus leucophaeus) of South Africa: now extinct …   English World dictionary

  • blauw|bok — blau|bok or blauw|bok «BLOW BOK», noun, plural bok or boks. 1. a large, bluish South African antelope, now extinct. 2. any one of various small South African antelopes. ╂[< Afrikaans blauwbok < Dutch < blauw blue + bok buck, goat] …   Useful english dictionary

  • blau|bok — or blauw|bok «BLOW BOK», noun, plural bok or boks. 1. a large, bluish South African antelope, now extinct. 2. any one of various small South African antelopes. ╂[< Afrikaans blauwbok < Dutch < blauw blue + bok buck, goat] …   Useful english dictionary

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