Definition of gemsbok in English:

gemsbok

noun

  • A large antelope that has a grey coat, distinctive black-and-white head markings, and long straight horns, native to SW and East Africa.

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    • ‘Some other interesting wildlife here includes giraffe, leopard, cheetah, jackal, blue wildebeest, gemsbok and black rhino.’
    • ‘Resident populations of springbok, gemsbok, elephant and giraffe mean that there is always some action.’
    • ‘It has taken everything from Colorado mule deer to zebra, impala, gemsbok and waterbuck in Africa.’
    • ‘You will also see gemsbok, springbok, eland, blue wildebeest, cheetahs, wild dogs, jackals, bat-eared foxes and leopards.’
    • ‘In addition, antelope sightings, such as gemsbok and springbok, are up significantly.’

Origin

Late 18th century: via Afrikaans from Dutch, literally chamois, from gems chamois + bok buck.

Pronunciation:

gemsbok

/ˈxɛmzbɒk/