Definition of scimitar oryx in English:

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scimitar oryx

(also scimitar-horned oryx)

noun

An oryx with scimitar-shaped horns, now living only along the southern edge of the Sahara.
  • Oryx dammah, family Bovidae.
Example sentences
  • Here one would find oneself part of a unique population: domain and rheem gazelle, scimitar-horned oryx, the beautiful Arabian oryx, the rare Arabian fox, the tiny desert hare.
  • They also enjoyed the scimitar-horned oryx, axis deer, fallow deer, sika deer, blackbuck antelope, eland, Corsican rams and their various cousins, aoudad, impala, bison and many more species calling the Rio Bonito home.
  • The scimitar-horned oryx: overhunting, desertification and continuing wars in northern Africa have all contributed to its demise.

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Syllabification: scim·i·tar o·ryx

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