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 (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.]
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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]
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(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]
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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
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[ˈɒrɪks] N (oryxes or oryx (pl)) → orix m, órix m
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Energy company WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX) announced on Thursday that a subsidiary of the company and its joint venture partner in the Oryx II pipeline have completed the sale of the project.
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by Times News Service The Lipper Fund endorsement reflects the consistency of the performance of Oryx Fund, said Sulaiman Al Yahyai, Chairman of Bank Muscat's Oryx Fund.
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4 April 2019 - Funds managed by US-based private equity firm Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners have agreed to acquire all assets of Texas, US-based crude oil transportation provider Oryx Southern Delaware Holdings LLC and Oryx Delaware Holdings LLC, the company said.
Affiliates of Quantum Energy Partners, Post Oak Energy Capital, Concho Resources (CXO), WPX Energy (WPX) and other investors announced that they have entered into a binding agreement to sell substantially all of the assets of Oryx Southern Delaware Holdings and Oryx Delaware Holdings to funds managed by Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners for a cash purchase price of approximately $3.6B.
Oryx Rotana, the five-star luxury business hotel in Doha, has appointed Sidi Fikri as the director of food and beverage.