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springbok (n.)

South African gazelle, 1775, from Afrikaans, from springen "to leap" (from Middle Dutch springhen, see spring (v.)) + bok "antelope," from Middle Dutch boc (see buck (n.1)).

updated on November 13, 2013

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Definitions of springbok from WordNet

springbok (n.)
a South African gazelle noted for springing lightly into the air;
Synonyms: springbuck / Antidorcas marsupialis / Antidorcas euchore
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