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o·ryx

 (ôr′ĭks, ŏr′-)
n. pl. oryx or o·ryx·es
Any of several African and Arabian antelopes of the genus Oryx, including the gemsbok, having black or brown markings on the face and long, straight or slightly curved horns.

[Latin, from Greek orux, pickaxe, gazelle (from its sharp horns), perhaps from orussein, to dig.]

oryx

(ˈɒrɪks)
n, pl -yxes or -yx
(Animals) any large African antelope of the genus Oryx, typically having long straight nearly upright horns
[C14: via Latin from Greek orux stonemason's axe, used also of the pointed horns of an antelope]

o•ryx

(ˈɔr ɪks, ˈoʊr-)

n., pl. o•ryx•es, (esp. collectively) o•ryx.
1. any of several large African antelopes of the genus Oryx, with black markings and long, nearly straight horns.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin < Greek óryx pickax, oryx]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oryx - large African antelope with long straight nearly upright hornsoryx - large African antelope with long straight nearly upright horns
antelope - graceful Old World ruminant with long legs and horns directed upward and backward; includes gazelles; springboks; impalas; addax; gerenuks; blackbucks; dik-diks
genus Oryx - African antelopes: oryxes
gemsbok, gemsbuck, Oryx gazella - large South African oryx with a broad black band along its flanks
Translations

oryx

[ˈɒrɪks] N (oryxes or oryx (pl)) → orix m, órix m
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