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any of several ruminants of the family Bovidae, chiefly of Africa and Asia, having permanent, hollow, unbranched horns.
leather made from the hide of such an animal.
Contemporary Examples

In present day New Mexico, nine men run through the plains chasing after an antelope.
This Week’s Best Journalism The Daily Beast April 29, 2011

I also write about Germans in Minnesota and have set The antelope Wife in Minneapolis.
National Book Award Winner Louise Erdrich: How I Write Noah Charney December 11, 2012

Historical Examples

Perhaps Anvik will show you how to skin and cut up the antelope.
The Pony Rider Boys in Alaska Frank Gee Patchin

If I bear marks, y’ought to see the antelope; and the sulky!
The Bacillus of Beauty Harriet Stark

In the afternoon the soldiers went to hunt and brought in an antelope (barrendo), with which the land seemed to abound.
The March of Portol Zoeth S. Eldredge and E. J. Molera

The antelope droves are nearly gone; Hound and lead were too much for them.
Johnny Bear E. T. Seton

He quickly recovered, however, and fastened on an antelope which seemed lagging behind.
Buffalo Land W. E. Webb

And we are as likely now to uncover a war party as a herd of antelope.
The Mountain Divide Frank H. Spearman

The bill was a la carte and contained such items as grizzly steak, antelope, elk, and wild duck and goose.
Gold Stewart White

She went back to her horse as lightfooted and graceful as an antelope.
Out of the Depths Robert Ames Bennet

noun (pl) -lopes, -lope
any bovid mammal of the subfamily Antilopinae, of Africa and Asia. They are typically graceful, having long legs and horns, and include the gazelles, springbok, impala, gerenuk, blackbuck, and dik-diks
any of various similar bovids of Africa and Asia
American antelope, another name for pronghorn

early 15c., from Old French antelop, from Medieval Latin ant(h)alopus (11c.), from Greek antholops (attested in Eusebius of Antioch, c.336 C.E.), a fabulous animal haunting the banks of the Euphrates, very savage, hard to catch and having long saw-like horns capable of cutting down trees. Original sense and language unknown (it looks like Greek “flower-eye,” as if from anthos + ops, but that may be a result of Greek folk etymology). A heraldic animal, also known in Medieval Latin as talopus and calopus, the name was applied c.1600 to a living type of deer-like mammal. In the western U.S., it is used in reference to the pronghorn.


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