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Gazelle vs. Antelope

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Main Difference

The main difference between Gazelle and Antelope is that the Gazelle is a genus of mammals and Antelope is a term referring to many even-toed ungulate species.

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  • Gazelle (noun)

    An antelope of either of the genera Gazella (mostly native to Africa) or Procapra (native to Asia), capable of running at high speeds for long periods.

  • Antelope (noun)

    Any of several African mammals of the family Bovidae distinguished by hollow horns, which, unlike deer, they do not shed.

  • Antelope (noun)

    The pronghorn, Antilocapra americana.

Wiktionary
  • Gazelle (noun)

    a small, slender antelope that typically has curved horns and a fawn-coloured coat with white underparts, found in open country in Africa and Asia.

  • Antelope (noun)

    a swift-running deerlike ruminant with smooth hair and upward-pointing horns, of a group native to Africa and Asia that includes the gazelles, impala, gnus, and elands.

  • Antelope (noun)

    another term for pronghorn

Oxford Dictionary
  • Gazelle (noun)

    One of several small, swift, elegantly formed species of antelope, of the genus Gazella, esp. G. dorcas; - called also algazel, corinne, korin, and kevel. The gazelles are celebrated for the luster and soft expression of their eyes.

  • Antelope (noun)

    One of a group of ruminant quadrupeds, intermediate between the deer and the goat. The horns are usually annulated, or ringed. There are many species in Africa and Asia.

Webster Dictionary
  • Gazelle (noun)

    small swift graceful antelope of Africa and Asia having lustrous eyes

  • Antelope (noun)

    graceful Old World ruminant with long legs and horns directed upward and backward; includes gazelles; springboks; impalas; addax; gerenuks; blackbucks; dik-diks

Princeton's WordNet

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