Definition of rhebok in English:

rhebok

Line breaks: rhe¦bok
Pronunciation: /ˈriːbɒk
 
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(also reebok, grey rhebok, or rhebuck)

noun

  • A small South African antelope with a woolly brownish-grey coat, a long slender neck, and short straight horns.
    • Pelea capreolus, family Bovidae
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    • The Reserve is stocked with small game - blesbok, mountain reebok, duiker, klipspringer and steenbok, as well as the small creatures: mongoose, tortoise and genet.
    • Mountain rhebuck, duiker, jackal, mongoose, porcupine and dassie now live in the Reserve.
    • The impala and rhebok were also not included in tribe-level analyses because each is the sole extant member of its tribe.

Origin

late 18th century: from Dutch reebok 'roebuck'.

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