Definition of oribi in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɒrɪbi/

noun (plural same or oribis)

A small antelope of the African savannah, having a reddish-fawn back, white underparts, and short vertical horns.
  • Ourebia ourebi, family Bovidae.
Example sentences
  • We also saw large numbers of zebra, impala and oribi and the occasional porcupine.
  • It is not clear why the oribi, a small species, produces its young at the peak biomass, unless other factors override nutritional intake.
  • Of these the two gazelles produce their young in the early rains, while oribi, of similar size to the gazelles, have a birth peak that coincides with late wet season.


Late 18th century: from Afrikaans, from Khoikhoi.

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