Definition of rhebok in English:

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rhebok

Pronunciation: /ˈrēbäk/

noun

A small South African antelope with a woolly brownish-gray coat, a long slender neck, and short straight horns.
  • Pelea capreolus, family Bovidae.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: rhe·bok

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