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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).]
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(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]
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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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