A gazelle found in the Middle East and North Africa.
- Genus Gazella, family Bovidae: the mountain gazelle (G. gazella) or the dorcas gazelle (G. dorcas)
More example sentences
- Within the desert reside the light-brown, familiar gazelle known as the Dorcas, or Ariel Gazelle.
- The dorcas or ariel gazelle is less than 60 centimetres tall.
- We halted at Soojalup for the night: here for the first time I saw the beautiful antelope known by the Arabs as the Ariel (Gazelle Dama).
mid 19th century: from Arabic ῾aryal.
named after a fairy or spirit in Shakespeare's The Tempest.