roan antelope, noun phrase

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EnglishShow more English roan (usually of horses) ‘having a coat in which the prevailing colour is thickly interspersed with some other’ (OED) + antelope.
The large antelope Hippotragus equinus of the Bovidae, greyish-brown in colour, tinged with strawberry, with strong black and white markings on the face, and ridged horns curving evenly backward; bastard gemsbok; blauwbok sense 1 b; roan.
1839 W.C. Harris Wild Sports 194We descended into a valley, bent upon the destruction of a roan antelope.
1850 R.G.G. Cumming Hunter’s Life (1902) 83I perceived a pair of the rare and beautiful roan antelope or bastard gemsbok warily approaching the fountain.
1895 J.G. Millais Breath from Veldt (1899) 187The roan antelope (Hippotragus equinus) at one time ranged from Cape Colony up to Central Africa.
c1902 F.C. Selous in C.J. Cornish Living Animals of World I. 250The larger and more handsomely marked roan antelope..once had a more extensive range than any other antelope, as it was found in almost every part of Africa south of the Sahara.
1988 Quagga No.20, 19As one of South Africa’s three endangered mammals..the Roan Antelope is of special concern to the Endangered Wildlife Trust.
1991 Personality 5 Aug. 29Too many animals suffer and die for the supposedly humane alternative of game trading...Species that easily succumb..are springbok, nyala, reedbuck, bushbuck, red hartebeest, tsessebe and roan antelope.
The large antelope Hippotragus equinus of the Bovidae, greyish-brown in colour, tinged with strawberry, with strong black and white markings on the face, and ridged horns curving evenly backward; bastard gemsbok; blauwbok1 b; roan.

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