1. [syn: sable antelope, Hippotragus niger]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Sable \Sa"ble\, a.
Of the color of the sable's fur; dark; black; -- used chiefly
Night, sable goddess! from her ebon throne,
In rayless majesty, now stretches forth
Her leaden scepter o'er a slumbering world. --Young.
Sable antelope (Zool.), a large South African antelope
(Hippotragus niger). Both sexes have long, sharp horns.
The adult male is black; the female is dark chestnut
above, white beneath.
Sable iron, a superior quality of Russia iron; -- so called
because originally stamped with the figure of a sable.
Sable mouse (Zool.), the lemming.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: large black East African antelope with sharp backward-
curving horns [syn: sable antelope, Hippotragus niger]