Definition of Pronghorn antelope
1. Noun. Fleet antelope-like ruminant of western North American plains with small branched horns.
Generic synonyms: Ruminant
Group relationships: Antilocapra, Genus Antilocapra
Lexicographical Neighbors of Pronghorn Antelope
Literary usage of Pronghorn antelope
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Deer Family by Theodore Roosevelt, Theodore Strong Van Dyke, Daniel Giraud Elliot, Andrew Jackson Stone (1902)
"CHAPTER IV THE pronghorn antelope THE ... or pronghorn antelope, known throughout its range simply as antelope, is a very extraordinary creature, ..."
2. Natural History of Animals: Containing Brief Descriptions of the Animals by Sanborn Tenney (1875)
"The pronghorn antelope, of the Rocky Mountains, is larger than a sheep, with much longer neck and ... pronghorn antelope. prong, or branch, on each horn. ..."
3. History of the State of California : from the Period of the Conquest by by John Frost (1851)
"It is found chiefly in the mountain regions, where it is often seen to tantalize the hunter by its extreme shyness and its great agility. pronghorn antelope ..."
4. Ecology, Diversity and Sustainability of the Middle Rio Grande Basin edited by Deborah M. Finch, Joseph A. Tainter (1996)
"Deer, pronghorn antelope, and elk were the main game species; elk populations were eradicated in some areas. Hot springs, long visited by both American ..."