Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small brownish African antelope (Ourebia ourebia) having long legs, short horns, and a short tail.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Ourebia ourebi, a species of antelope.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as ourebi.

Etymologies

Afrikaans, from Khoikhoin arab : ara, to provide with stripes + -b, masculine n. suff.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Nama orab. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "The oribi is a highly-specialised grassland dependant antelope," Wakelin said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The eclectic choice of words used in the three-round final - including 'oribi' and 'zoeal', which are explained below, as well as 'bumbazed' and 'fanion' - shows how technical a high-level game can be.

    Home | Mail Online

  • 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.

    Manovo-Gounda-St Floris National Park, Central African Republic

  • Three lakes are also found in this park, providing habitat for a variety of waterbirds as well as antelope species with a preference for marshy or open, grassy habitat such as sitatunga, oribi (Ourebia ourebi), waterbuck, tsessebe, and lechwe (Kobus leche).

    Angolan Miombo woodlands

  • On the grasslands are eland, lesser kudu Tragelaphus imberbis, roan antelope Hippotragus equines, oribi Oreibia oreibi, Grant's gazelle Gazella granti, hartebeest Alcelaphus buselaphus, steenbock Raphicerus campestris, topi and oryx Oryx gazella, also buffalo Syncerus caffer.

    Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

  • Large populations of several antelopes are present and include an estimated population of 1,500-2,000 of the endemic grey rhebok Pelea capreolus, 1,000 reedbuck Redunca arundinum, and approximately 2,000 eland Taurotragus oryx; also bushbuck Tragelaphus scriptus, blue duiker Cephalophus monticola, klipspringer Oreotragus oreotragus and oribi Ourebia ourebi.

    UKhahlamba Drakensberg Park, South Africa

  • Oribi (Ourebia oribi) are also found within the ecoregion.

    Southern Rift montane forest-grassland mosaic

  • Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) and oribi (Ourebia ourebi) also frequent extensive floodplains and grasslands, although the latter favor less waterlogged areas such as termitaries, where herbs and woody growth provide food and cover.

    Zambezian flooded grasslands

  • From where I stood looking at them hartebeest, kob, waterbuck, and oribi were also all in sight.

    VIII. Primeval Man; and the Horse, the Lion, and the Elephant

  • We found thousands of oribi on the Guas Ngishu Plateau.

    In Africa Hunting Adventures in the Big Game Country

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