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n. pl. pronghorn or prong·horns
A ruminant mammal (Antilocapra americana) of western North American plains that resembles an antelope, has forked horns that are shed and regrown annually, and is noted for its speed. Also called pronghorn antelope.
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(Animals) a ruminant mammal, Antilocapra americana, inhabiting rocky deserts of North America and having small branched horns: family Antilocapridae. Also called: American antelope
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n., pl. -horns, (esp. collectively) -horn.
a fleet, antelopelike ruminant, Antilocapra americana, of the plains of W North America. Also called prong′horn an′telope.
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|Noun||1.||pronghorn - fleet antelope-like ruminant of western North American plains with small branched horns|
ruminant - any of various cud-chewing hoofed mammals having a stomach divided into four (occasionally three) compartments
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