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 for oryx
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Oryx \O"ryx\ ([=o]"r[i^]ks), prop. n. [NL., from Gr. 'o`ryx a
     kind of gazelle or antelope.] (Zool.)
     A genus of African antelopes which includes the gemsbok, the
     leucoryx, the bisa antelope ({Oryx beisa), and the beatrix
     antelope ({Oryx beatrix) of Arabia.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: large African antelope with long straight nearly upright
           horns [syn: oryx, pasang]

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