Definitions for: Bongo


[n] large forest antelope of central Africa having a reddish-brown coat with white stripes and spiral horns
[n] a small drum; played with the hands



Webster (1913) Definition: Bon"go (b[o^][ng]"g[=o]), n.
Either of two large antelopes (Bo["o]cercus eurycercus of
West Africa, and B. isaaci of East Africa) of a reddish or
chestnut-brown color with narrow white stripes on the body.
Their flesh is especially esteemed as food.

Synonyms: bongo drum, Boocercus eurycerus, Tragelaphus eurycerus

See Also: antelope, drum, genus Strepsiceros, genus Tragelaphus, membranophone, Strepsiceros, Tragelaphus, tympan

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