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

  • n. Any of several African antelopes of the genus Tragelaphus, having vertical stripes on the sides of the body, including especially T. angasi of southeast Africa, the male of which has spiral horns and long black hair along the neck and the underside.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A south African antelope, Tragelaphus angasii, with thin white stripes in the grey or brown coat, a ridge of tufted hair running all along the spine, and long horns with a spiral twist.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A spiral-horned South African antelope (Tragelaphus angasi) with a fringe of white hairs along back and neck.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See inyala.

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

  • n. spiral-horned South African antelope with a fringe of white hairs along back and neck
  • n. city in Sudan


Probably of Bantu origin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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