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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-aks]
    • /ˈæd æks/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-aks]
    • /ˈæd æks/

Definitions of addax word

  • noun addax a large light-coloured antelope, Addax nasomaculatus, having ribbed loosely spiralled horns and inhabiting desert regions in N Africa: family Bovidae, order Artiodactyla 3
  • noun addax a large, whitish antelope (Addax nasomaculatus) of the Sahara, with long, twisted horns 3
  • noun addax a large, pale-colored antelope, Addax nasomaculatus, of North Africa, with loosely spiraled horns. 1
  • noun addax A large antelope with a mainly grayish and white coat, native to the deserts of North Africa. 1
  • noun addax A large African antelope (Addax nasomaculatus), with long horns, that lives in the desert. 0

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Origin of addax

First appearance:

before 1685
One of the 48% oldest English words
From Latin, dating back to 1685-95, presumably < some language of ancient North Africa

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addax popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 73% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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