Definition of addax in English:

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addax

Pronunciation: /ˈadaks/

noun

A large antelope with a mainly grayish and white coat, native to the deserts of North Africa.
  • Addax nasomaculatus, family Bovidae
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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Syllabification: ad·dax

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