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[boo sh-buhk] /ˈbʊʃˌbʌk/
noun, plural bushbucks (especially collectively) bushbuck.
a large African antelope, Tragelaphus scriptus, of wooded and bushy regions, having a reddish body streaked or spotted with white.
Also called guib.
Origin of bushbuck
1850-55; < Afrikaans bosbok, earlier boschbok, equivalent to bos bush1 + bok buck1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The bushbuck is the smallest, and is found over nearly all of East Africa except upon the open plains and deserts.

    In Africa John T. McCutcheon
  • But since the incident at the wind-up of the bushbuck hunt the estrangement had widened.

  • "Oh, he is very cunning," answered the bushbuck, and ran off.

  • "Hartebeest, bushbuck and antelope," replied the explorer calmly.

    The Blind Lion of the Congo Elliott Whitney
  • Afterwards he whistled in a particular manner, and there fell a storm of hail which killed the bushbuck.

    South-African Folk-Tales James A. Honey
  • He went to a place where he found a bushbuck (imbabala) building a hut.

    South-African Folk-Tales James A. Honey
  • bushbuck, waterbuck, and lots of other herbivora appeared, but no carnivora.

    In Africa John T. McCutcheon
  • Then he took the skin of the bushbuck, and made for himself a mantle.

    South-African Folk-Tales James A. Honey
  • He had taken to so nicknaming Edala since the bushbuck hunt and she seemed rather to like it.

  • Sometimes we have kongoni steaks, at other times we have the heart of waterbuck or the liver of bushbuck or impalla.

    In Africa John T. McCutcheon
British Dictionary definitions for bushbuck


noun (pl) -bucks, -buck, -boks, -bok
a small nocturnal spiral-horned antelope, Tragelaphus scriptus, of the bush and tropical forest of Africa. Its coat is reddish-brown with a few white markings
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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