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Definition of the noun addax

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noun - plural: addaxes

  1. large antelope with lightly spiraled horns of desert regions of northern Africa
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • scientific name: Addax nasomaculatus
    • more generic word: antelope = graceful Old World ruminant with long legs and horns directed upward and backward; includes gazelles; springboks; impalas; addax; gerenuks; blackbucks
    • member of: genus Addax = genus of antelopes of northern African deserts

Alternative definition of the noun addax


  1. [zoology] One of the largest African antelopes (Hippotragus, ∨ Oryx, nasomaculatus). 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.


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Phrases with addax

  1. addax nasomaculatus
  2. genus addax
  3. Polyrhachis tibialis addax
  4. subspecies Polyrhachis tibialis addax

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for addax

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Google previewPocket Photo Guide to the Mammals of North Africa and the Middle East (2016)

by Chris Stuart, Tilde Stuart

ADDAXAddax nasomaculatus Identification The Addax is a fairly stocky antelope with large, rounded hoofs. Both sexes carry long, diverging and spiralled horns ( 80 cm), and have a mat of coarse, dark brown hair on the forehead. The overall ...

Google previewStory of the Bible Animals (2015)

[300 Illustrated Animals] by J. G. Wood

The Addax is a sandloving animal, as is shown by the wide and spreading hoofs, which afford it a firm footing on the yielding soil. In all probability, this is one of the animals which would be taken, like the wild bull, in a net, being surrounded ...

Google previewAnimals in the Ancient World from A to Z (2014)

by Kenneth F. Kitchell Jr.

The addax is a desert antelope often found near the oryx. It is currently critically endangered and its fewer than 250 wild specimens are found scattered throughout south Algeria, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, and Chad. It once roamed all of northern ...

Google previewWestern Sahara (2009)

by Besenyő János

Addax is a type of antelope which has totally adapted to the extreme climatic conditions of the desert. As it obtains its moisture need from the plants it usually eats, it drinks very little water. The average weight of the animal is approximately 135 ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of sport & games (1911)

by Henry Charles Howard Suffolk and Berkshire (Earl of), Hedley Peek, Frederick George Aflalo

The Addax is a good-sized antelope, not distantly related to the oryxes, and having some points of resemblance to the sable and roan antelopes. The horns have something of the spiral twist of the kudu ; they are strongly annulated, or ringed, ...

Google previewThe Atlas of Endangered Animals (2010)

Wildlife Under Threat Around the World by Paula Hammond

The addax is a heavily built member of the Family Bovidae, an animal group that includes wild cattle and goats. Built for stamina and endurance, rather than speed and agility, this is a tough desert nomad, designed for a life of extremes.

Google previewBible Animals; Being a Description of Every Living Creature Mentioned in the Scripture from the Ape to the Coral (1876)

by John George Wood

The Addax is a sandloving animal, as is shown by the wide and spreading hoofs, which afford it a firm footing on the yielding soil. In all probability, this is one of the animals which would be taken, like the wild bull, ...

Google previewQuadrupeds, what They are and where Found (1867)

A Book of Zoology for Boys by Mayne Reid

The Addax is a large, heavily-formed antelope, with spiral horns and ox-like appearance, inhabiting the greater part of the Central African region. It frequents sandy plains, and is noted for its broad hoofs, which seem designed to prevent it from ...

Google previewZoology (1844)

Being a Sketch of the Classification, Structure, Distribution, and Habits, of Animals by William Benjamin Carpenter

The Addax is a Bovine Antelope of Africa, living solitarily or in pairs, on the borders and oases of the deserts, which occupy a large part of the centre of that continent. It is rather heavily made ; and its hoofs possess remarkable breadth, to pass ...

Google previewEndangered Animals of the Desert (2013)

by William B. Rice

The agile addax is a type of antelope living in the Sahara desert. It is grayish brown or white, depending on the time of year. Its head has light patches that form an X over its nose. And there are two long, spiral horns above its eyes. Hunting ...

Google previewHow to Draw African Animals (2002)

by Justin Lee

Addax Antelope The addax is an antelope ...

Google previewCyclopaedia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature (1879)

by John McClintock, James Strong

The addax is a coarse and ...

Google previewCyclopædia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature (1894)

The addax is a coarse and heavy antelope, three feet high at the withers, with a large clumsy head and stout legs. The horns exist in both sexes, are long, twisted outwards, covered with rings nearly to the points, which are sharp; the tail is long ...

Google previewAlgeria (2007)

by Anthony Ham, Nana Luckham, Anthony Sattin

ENDANGERED SPECIES The addax is a large antelope that once frequented the Hoggar and Tassili N'Ajjer regions but may have ...

Google previewAntelopes: West and Central Africa (1990)

by Rod East

Indeed, the one large mammal that is arguably better adapted to the desert than the addax is the camel, a feral animal in Africa. The Antelope Survey has been conducted by sending out status check- sheets and Antelope Inventory Report ...

Google previewNelson's Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014)

New and Enhanced Edition by Ronald F. Youngblood

The addax is a large, light-colored antelope with spiral horns. The oryx is a large straight. Most familiar to Bible writers was the gazelle, which stands less than a yard (approximately ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Deserts (1999)

by Michael A. Mares, Oklahoma Museum of Natural History (Norman, Okla.)

Addax are restricted to desert and semidesert areas of the western Sahara; and once ranged from Mauritania to Egypt and perhaps as far east as the Arabian Peninsula. Addax now are classified by the International Union for the Conservation ...

Google previewThe International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia (1915)

by James Orr

The bubale, addax ...

Google previewVan Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia (2013)

by Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine

ADDAX (Mammalia, Artiodactyla). A screw-horned antelope, Addax nasomaculatus, of northern Africa and Arabia. Built like a reindeer, these animals have a short neck, long rump, medium-long sturdy legs, and a straight back, with the withers ...

Google previewEncyclopedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chisholm

Addax A они A paca Ant-cuter Antelope Anthropoid Apel Aona Ape Агнии Armadillo Ass Aurochs Avuhi Aye-aye Bubirusa Buboon Ba er Bun icoot Bandicoot-rat Baniin Barbary Ape But Bear Beaver ' Beluga. Bharnl Шпиц-0113 Bison Black ...

Google preview2008 International Petroleum Encyclopedia (2008)

by Joseph Hilyard

Taq Taq well tests promising The fourth appraisal-development well in Taq Taq field in Kurdistan flowed 48o gravity oil at a combined rate of 37,560 b/d from three reservoirs, said development partner Addax Petroleum Corp . (Calgary) .

Google previewSaunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary (2011)

by Virginia P. Studdert, Clive C. Gay, Douglas C. Blood

addax (Addax nasomaculatus)aNorth African desert antelope ...

Google previewThe New Unger's Bible Dictionary (2009)

by Merrill F. Unger

Probably the addax, Antilope addax, Licht., an animal found in the Syrian and Arabian deserts (but note that in the NASB and NIV of Deut. 14:5 “antelope” is distinct from the ibex and replaces KJV “wild ox”). The ibex is mentioned in only one of ...

Google previewchambers's encyclopedia (1874)

by william and robert

Addax). mentioned by Pliny, has horns very similar to those of the Indian A., but is a larger animal, less graceful, with a...

Like the addax, it lives in pairs ; as do also the Stem-boc (q. v.) of South Africa, an extremely graceful species ; and the ...

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Small photo of BURUNDI - CIRCA 1975: A stamp printed by Burundi shows Addax, Animals Burundi, circa 1975.Small photo of The addax is gray-brown in winter and sandy to white in summer, with long, thin, spiral horns that slant back and upward. It stands about 1.1 m (3.5')Small photo of Addax antelope feeding on grassSmall photo of Sleeping Addax in Israel, Instagram EffectSmall photo of Addax sitting. Portrait. Between its horns two others can be spottedSmall photo of Photograph of a White Antelope Addax sitting on dry landSmall photo of portrait of white antilope addax in zoological park More...

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Scrabble value of A1D2D2A1X8

The value of this 5-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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