steenbok

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steen·bok

 (stēn′bŏk′, stān′-) also stein·bok (stīn′-)
n.
A small antelope (Raphicerus campestris) of southern and eastern African grasslands, having a brownish coat, large ears, and short pointed horns in the male.

[Afrikaans, from Middle Dutch steenboc, ibex : steen, stone; see stāi- in Indo-European roots + boc, buck.]

steenbok

(ˈstiːnˌbɒk)
n, pl -boks or -bok
(Animals) a small antelope, Raphicerus campestris, of central and southern Africa, having a reddish-brown coat and straight smooth horns. Also called: steinbok
[C18: from Afrikaans, from Dutch steen stone + bok buck1; Compare steinbock]

steen•bok

(ˈstinˌbɒk, ˈsteɪn-)

also steinbok



n., pl. -boks, (esp. collectively) -bok.
a small African antelope, Raphicerus campestris: only males have spikes.
[1765–75; < Afrikaans < Dutch steen stone + bok buck1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.steenbok - small plains antelope of southeastern Africasteenbok - small plains antelope of southeastern Africa
antelope - graceful Old World ruminant with long legs and horns directed upward and backward; includes gazelles; springboks; impalas; addax; gerenuks; blackbucks; dik-diks
genus Raphicerus, Raphicerus - African antelopes: steenboks