/gruys"bok, grays"-/, n.
either of two small, usually solitary antelopes of southern Africa, Raphicerus melanotis, or R. sharpei (Sharpe's grysbok), having a light to dark reddish-brown coat speckled with white.
[1780-90; < Afrik, equiv. to grys gray ( < D grijs; see GRISEOUS) + bok BUCK1]

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