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

  • n. A reddish African antelope (Aepyceros melampus) noted for its leaping ability and having ridged, curved horns in the male.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An African antelope Aepyceros melampus noted for its leaping ability; the male has ridged, curved horns,

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An antelope (Aepyceros melampus) of Southeastern Africa, the male of which has ringed lyre-shaped horns, which curve first backward, then sideways, then upwards. ALso called impalla and pallah.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An African antelope of the genus Æpyceros, which has rather long, divergent, lyrate horns. The best-known species is Æ. melampus of South Africa, of a dark-red color, white below, standing about 3 feet high.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. African antelope with ridged curved horns; moves with enormous leaps

Etymologies

Zulu ím-pàlà : ím-, n. pref. + -pàlà, impala.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Zulu impala. (Wiktionary)

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