Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Dutch colonial name of a South African antelope, Hippotragus (or Ægoceros) leucopæus, given on account of its bluish appearance, caused by the dark hide showing through light hair. It is related to the oryx, addax, etc., and has rather large horns curving backward. Also called blue-buck, blue antelope, and etaac.
- n. A small South African antelope with very short straight horns and heavy hind quarters. Also spelled blaubok.
“It was a blauwbok, a superb animal of a pale-bluish color shading upon the gray, but with the belly and the inside of the legs as white as the driven snow.”
“Among the various kinds of antelopes which inhabit South Africa, the blauwbok, or blue buck, called by Mr. Cumming, the blue antelope, is one of the most remarkable.”
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a large light-coloured antelope with curled horns. L. from an African word quoted by Pliny.
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