or·i·bi (ôrə-bē, ŏr-)
n. pl. oribi or or·i·bis
A small African antelope (Ourebia ourebi) having a light brown coat with white underparts, a short black tail, and short horns in the male.
[Afrikaans, from Khoikhoi arab : ara, to provide with stripes + -b, masculine n. suff.]
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