Definitions for: Addax


[n] large antelope with lightly spiraled horns of desert regions of North Africa



Webster (1913) Definition: Ad"dax, n. [Native name.] (Zo["o]l.)
One of the largest African antelopes ({Hippotragus, or Oryx,
nasomaculatus}).

Note: It is now believed to be the Strepsiceros (twisted
horn) of the ancients. By some it is thought to be the
pygarg of the Bible.

Synonyms: Addax nasomaculatus

See Also: antelope, genus Addax

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