Definition of addax in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈadaks


  • A large antelope with a mainly greyish and white coat, native to the deserts of North Africa.
    • Addax nasomaculatus, family Bovidae
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    • At one point, some of the addaxes trotted over to us, no doubt looking for their customary handout.
    • You'll find the addax herd in the main pasture, generally hanging out along the scenic drive route.
    • The addax is able to obtain all needed moisture from its food, and rarely - if ever - drinks water.


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

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