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n. pl. blesbok or bles·boks
A South African antelope (Damaliscus pygargus subsp. phillipsi syn. D. dorcas subsp. phillipsi) having a reddish-brown coat, curved horns, and a white mark on the face.

[Afrikaans : bles, white mark on an animal's face (from Middle Dutch; see bhel- in Indo-European roots) + bok, buck (from Middle Dutch boc).]


(ˈblɛsˌbʌk) or


n, pl -boks, -bok, -bucks or -buck
(Animals) an antelope, Damaliscus dorcas (or albifrons), of southern Africa. The coat is a deep reddish-brown with a white blaze between the eyes; the horns are lyre-shaped
[C19: Afrikaans, from Dutch bles blaze2 + bok goat, buck1]



also bles•buck


n., pl. -boks also -bucks, (esp. collectively) -bok also -buck.
a large antelope, Damaliscus albifrons, of S Africa, having a blaze on the face.
[1815–25; < Afrikaans, = Dutch bles blaze2 + bok buck1]
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Most of these hunts will be structured around one or two primary "must-have" animals, usually greater kudu and perhaps gemsbok or nyala, and a selection of other animals will probably happen along: blesbok, impala, hartebeest, springbok, warthog, wildebeest, zebra, and more.
Evidence from fossil records indicates that past climatic and habitat change promoted the splitting of the species into the two separately classified subspecies known today as the blesbok (Damaliscus pygargus phillipsi) and bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus pygargus).
Caption: Lee Jurras (left) with old pal George Nonte--with African Blesbok.
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Comparison of the foraging strategies of blesbok and springbok on the Transvaal Highveld.
308 AccuBond Sable 120 90[degrees] Shoulder Warthog 160 270[degrees] Shoulder Kudu 315 270[degrees] Brisket/Leg/Leg Blesbok 435 90[degrees] Legs and Gut Blesbok 435 30[degrees] Center Impala 240 0[degrees] Center Impala 60 0[degrees] Neck .
In species such as kudu, the horn weight could be around 2kg each, usually representing 2-3% or less of the body mass, while in species such as blesbok, springbok, and duiker it is even less.
Before I wised up and put everything on the dining room table, Lucy fouled a Blesbok skin, an impala skin, both bathroom throws, and a pile of laundry.
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Again we were visited by a variety of game, but I was impressed when a white-faced, cocoa-colored blesbok trotted into view and promptly bedded down in the sand some distance away.