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An antelope, Damaliscus albifrons, native to South Africa that has curved horns and a white blaze on its face. Blesbok skin has been tanned to produce a coarse-grain Leather that imitates Sealskin.
Synonyms and Related Terms
blesbock; blesbuck; bontebok
Resources and Citations
- Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
- Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
- The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998