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bleekbok, noun

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South African DutchShow more South African Dutch, bleek pale + bok antelope, goat.
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A steenbok of a pale colour, mistakenly believed to be a separate species; vaal rhebok sense (a), see rhebok sense 2; vlaksteenbok, see vlakte sense 2.
1786 G. Forster tr. of A. Sparrman’s Voy. to Cape of G.H. II. 223The colour of it (sc. the vlaksteen-bok) was a very pale-red or a mouse-colour,..on which account it was likewise said to be called by some the bleek-bok, or vaale ree-bok.
1900 W.L. Sclater Mammals of S. Afr. I. 173Raphicerus campestris,..Steinbok, or more correctly Steenbok, Vlaktebok and Bleek-bok of the Colonists, Dutch and English.
A steenbok of a pale colour, mistakenly believed to be a separate species; vaal rhebok sense (a), see rhebok2; vlaksteenbok, see vlakte2.

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