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dorcas gazelle

Line breaks: dor¦cas gaz|elle
Pronunciation: /ˈdɔːkəs/

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Definition of dorcas gazelle in English:

noun

A small gazelle found on semi-desert plains in North Africa and western Asia.
  • Gazella dorcas, family Bovidae

Origin

early 19th century: from modern Latin Gazella dorcas (from Greek dorkas 'gazelle').

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