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A reddish-brown African antelope (Aepyceros melampus) that has long, curved horns in the male and is noted for its ability to leap.
[Zulu ím-pàlà : ím-, n. pref. + -pàlà, impala.]
n, pl -las or -la
(Animals) an antelope, Aepyceros melampus, of southern and eastern Africa, having lyre-shaped horns and able to move with enormous leaps when disturbed
im•pal•a(ɪmˈpæl ə, -ˈpɑ lə)
n., pl. -pal•as, (esp. collectively) -pal•a.
an African antelope, Aepyceros melampus, the male of which has ringed, lyre-shaped horns.
[1870–75; < Zulu]
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|Noun||1.||impala - African antelope with ridged curved horns; moves with enormous leaps|
antelope - graceful Old World ruminant with long legs and horns directed upward and backward; includes gazelles; springboks; impalas; addax; gerenuks; blackbucks; dik-diks