Definitions

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  • n. Indian antelope; blackbuck

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The Indian antelope (Antilope bezoartica syn. Antilope cervicapra), noted for its beauty and swiftness. It has long, spiral, divergent horns.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The common Indian antelope, Antilope cervicapra or A. bezoartica, remarkable for its swiftness and beauty.

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  • On the plains between and adjacent to the Ganges and the Jumna, for two thousand years herds of black-buck, or sasin antelope, have roamed over cultivated fields so thickly garnished with human beings that to-day the rifle-shooting sportsman stands in hourly peril of bagging a five-hundred-rupee native every time he fires at an antelope.

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  • (n): a fleet and agile antelope of India remarkable for the height and distance of its leaps. The male has conspicuous spiral horns. This animal is commonly depicted in Indian art and literature.

    January 7, 2009