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Syllabification: gems·bok
Pronunciation: /ˈɡemzbäk

Definition of gemsbok in English:


A large antelope that has a gray coat, distinctive black-and-white head markings, and long straight horns, native to southwestern and East Africa.
  • Oryx gazella, family Bovidae. See also oryx
Example sentences
  • You will also see gemsbok, springbok, eland, blue wildebeest, cheetahs, wild dogs, jackals, bat-eared foxes and leopards.
  • It has taken everything from Colorado mule deer to zebra, impala, gemsbok and waterbuck in Africa.
  • Some other interesting wildlife here includes giraffe, leopard, cheetah, jackal, blue wildebeest, gemsbok and black rhino.


late 18th century: via Afrikaans from Dutch, literally 'chamois', from gems 'chamois' + bok 'buck'.

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