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Definition of "gemsbok" [gems•bok]

  • A large antelope (Oryx gazella) of arid regions of southern Africa, having long sharp straight horns, a tufted tail, and distinctive black and white markings on the head. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gemsbok" in a sentence
  • "I have not only my gemsbok, which is a gem above price, but also as fine"
  • "We simply follow the pulling of the rope, and it takes us to a kudu, giraffe, eland, warthog, or gemsbok."
  • "It was a package deal offered in partnership with a South African outfit called Frontier Safaris -- the package allowed a duiker, a warthog, an impala, a blesbok, a gemsbok, two species of springbok, a bushbok, a wildebeest, and a kudu."