from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various small, swift antelopes of the genus Gazella and related genera of Africa and Asia, characteristically having a slender neck and annulate horns.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An antelope of the genus Gazella mostly native to Africa and capable of running at high speeds for long periods.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of several small, swift, elegantly formed species of antelope, of the genus Gazella, esp. G. dorcas; -- called also algazel, corinne, korin, and kevel. The gazelles are celebrated for the luster and soft expression of their eyes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See gazel.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small swift graceful antelope of Africa and Asia having lustrous eyes
French, from Old French, from Arabic ġazāl.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French gazelle, from Old French gazel, from Arabic غزال (ghazāl). (Wiktionary)