Definition of blesbok in English:

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blesbok

Pronunciation: /ˈblɛsbɒk/

noun

An antelope with a mainly reddish-brown coat and white face, found in south-western South Africa. It belongs to the same species as the bontebok.
  • Damaliscus dorcas phillipsi, family Bovidae.
Example sentences
  • They have already introduced thousands of head of game including black rhino, elephant, disease-free buffalo, zebra, giraffe, springbok, blesbok and antelope.
  • He also established game on the farm - wildebeest, zebra, blesbok, duiker and jackals.
  • Also on sale were Burchell's zebra, warthog, blue and black wildebeest, lechwe, waterbuck, eland, impala, bontebok, gemsbok, kudu, ostrich, red and blue hartebeest, blesbok, springbok, and mountain reedbuck.

Origin

Early 19th century: from Afrikaans, from Dutch bles 'blaze' (because of the white mark on its forehead) + bok 'buck'.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: bles|bok

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