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impala

Line breaks: im¦pala
Pronunciation: /ɪmˈpɑːlə
 
, -ˈpalə/

Definition of impala in English:

noun (plural same)

A graceful antelope often seen in large herds in open woodland in southern and East Africa.
  • Aepyceros melampus, family Bovidae
Example sentences
  • The 14 species of the game include giraffes, zebras, sables, kudus, elands, impalas, pukus, waterbucks, reedbucks, siatoongas, bushbucks, common buickers and graycebucks.
  • That's why numerous African animals - giraffes, zebras, elands, impalas and gazelles - were brought over from Kenya and plopped on Calauit, an island in the south formerly populated solely by aboriginal tribal people.
  • To get to class, students travel a path known as the Warthog Trot, a winding trail through the bush that's also used by giraffes, kudu, wildebeests, and impalas.

Origin

late 19th century: from Zulu impala.

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