Noun Addax Definition and Examples


Noun:

Addax

Pronunciation:

/ˈadaks/

Definition:
1.

noun

A large antelope with a mainly greyish and white coat, native to the deserts of North Africa.
  1. 'At one point, some of the addaxes trotted over to us, no doubt looking for their customary handout.'
  2. 'The meat and the skin of the addax are prized by local people, who use the hides for shoes and sandal soles.'
((n.) One of the largest African antelopes (Hippotragus, / Oryx, nasomaculatus).)


noun

1. a large, pale-colored antelope, Addax nasomaculatus, of North Africa, with loosely spiraled horns.

Origin:
Late 17th century: from Latin, from an African word recorded by Pliny.

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