American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An orange-brown African antelope (Kobus kob) of Gambia east to Uganda and Ethiopia, having lyre-shaped horns in the male.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An African antelope of the genus Kobus; a water-antelope, of which there are several distinct species known by different names. The sing-sing, Antilope koba or Kobus sing-sing, is a large species of western Africa, reddish-brown above and white below, with annulated horns forming together a lyreshaped figure. The water-buck, K. ellipsiprymnus, is a large animal of southern and eastern Africa, of a brown color, with a white ellipse on the rump. It stands 12 or 13 hands high, and has horns 2 feet or more in length. Other kobs are the leche-antelope, K. leche; the pookoo, K. vardoni; and the nsunnu, K. leucotis. See
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of African antelopes of the genus Kobus, esp. the species Kobus sing-sing.
- n. an orange-brown antelope of southeast Africa
- Wolof. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“The park contains typical northern Sudanese savanna fauna and the only remaining populations of elephant Loxodonta africana (T), buffalo Syncerus caffer and kob Kobus kob in Niger.”
“Within the St. Floris region, the most abundant large mammals seem to be kob Kobus kob, hartebeest Alcelaphus buselaphus and grey duiker Sylvicapra grimmia, with other fairly abundant ungulates including waterbuck Kobus ellipsiprymnus, oribi Ourebia ourebi, topi Damaliscus lunatus, reedbuck Redunca redunca, roan antelope Hippotragus equines and giant eland Taurotragus derbianus; also buffalo Syncerus caffer, warthog Phacochoerus aethiopicus and hippopotamus Hippopotamus amphibius.”
“Among the most abundant species found here are the white-eared kob (Kobus kob), the tiang (Damaliscus lunatus tiang) and the Mongalla gazelle (Gazella thomsonii albontata).”
“Seasonal migration by white-eared kob in relation to resources.”
“For example, a million individuals of white-eared kob undertake a massive migration of over 1500 km, following the availability of floodplain grasses.”
“Southern Sudan is a haven for many species of rare and endangered wildlife, including the Kobus kob (whiteeared Kob), elephant, black and white rhino, and many bird species.”
“As a result of habitat loss due to land degradation, four antelope species in Lesotho and Swaziland, the blue wildebeest in Malawi, the Tssessebe in Mozambique, the blue buck from the southwestern Cape in South Africa and the kob in Tanzania are threatened with extinction.”
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a large light-coloured antelope with curled horns. L. from an African word quoted by Pliny.
any one of a group of hollow-horned...
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