Definition of antelope noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈæntɪləʊp//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈæntɪloʊp//
(pl. antelope, antelopes) Wild mammals
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an African or Asian animal like a deer, that runs very fast. There are many types of antelope. See related entries: Wild mammals Word Originlate Middle English (originally the name of a fierce mythical creature with long serrated horns, said to live on the banks of the Euphrates): via Old French and medieval Latin from late Greek antholops, of unknown origin and meaning.
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