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

 

oryx

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈɒrɪks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːrɪks//
 
 
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a large antelope with long straight horns Word Origin late Middle English: via Latin from Greek orux ‘stonemason's pickaxe’ (because of its pointed horns).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: oryx