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n.1.(Zool.) A large South African antelope (Alcelaphus caama), formerly much more abundant than it is now. The face and legs are marked with black, the rump with white.
2.Any anteleope of the genus Alcelaphus and certain species of Darnaliscus.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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