n. pl. antelope or an·te·lopes
a. Any of various swift-running ruminant mammals of the family Bovidae, native to Africa and Eurasia and having unbranched horns.
b. A pronghorn.
2. Leather made from antelope hide.
[Middle English, a savage-looking heraldic beast with hoofs and sawlike horns (possibly originally based on the Arabian oryx), ultimately (partly via Old French antelop) from Medieval Latin anthalopus, from Late Greek antholops, of unknown origin.]
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