Main definitions of kob in English

: kob1kob2

kob1

nounplural noun kob

  • An antelope with a reddish coat and lyre-shaped horns, found on the savannas of southern Africa.

    Kobus kob, family Bovidae

    ‘Other such hosts include the large buffalo, Syncerus caffer (which is not the domesticated water buffalo), wildebeest, waterbuck, impala, kob and quite small-bodied duikers.’
    • ‘Animal populations have plummeted, and many larger mammals such as giraffes, striped hyenas, western kob, bushbuck and sitatunga are now considered extinct in the area around the lake.’
    • ‘Similarly, Kobus kob, occupy leks when in open habitat at high population density, but they defend larger territories or occupy home ranges at low density.’
    • ‘Elsewhere, Murchison Falls and Queen Elizabeth National Parks have expansive scenery, growing populations of game such as endemic Uganda kob.’

Pronunciation

kob

/käb/ /kɑb/ /kōb/ /koʊb/

Origin

Late 18th century from Wolof kooba.

Main definitions of kob in English

: kob1kob2

kob2

nounplural noun kob

(also cob)
South African
  • A fish of the drum family, especially the kabeljou.

Pronunciation

kob

/käb/ /kɑb/

Origin

Early 20th century abbreviation of kabeljou, with anglicization of the vowel.