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waterbuck

[waw-ter-buhk, wot-er-] /ˈwɔ tərˌbʌk, ˈwɒt ər-/
noun
1.
any of several large African antelopes of the genus Kobus, frequenting marshes and reedy places, especially K. ellipsiprymnus, of eastern and central Africa.
Origin of waterbuck
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50; water + buck1
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  • Bushbuck, waterbuck, and lots of other herbivora appeared, but no carnivora.

    In Africa

    John T. McCutcheon
  • A little bunch of waterbuck does were scared up, but nothing else.

    In Africa

    John T. McCutcheon
  • If you run across any waterbuck bring in a couple for the men.

    The Blind Lion of the Congo Elliott Whitney
  • Now the waterbuck does not leave the river for any great distance.

    The Young Yagers Mayne Reid
  • On the way thither, I killed two zebras, a waterbuck and a Thomsonii.

  • The character of the waterbuck for fierceness and daring also belongs to the takhaitze, and both are swift runners.

    The Young Yagers Mayne Reid
  • I have said “famed” antelope, because the waterbuck is in reality one of the finest and most famous animals of the whole tribe.

    The Young Yagers Mayne Reid
  • The boys expected to see the waterbuck rear back, and attempt to escape.

    The Young Yagers Mayne Reid
  • In the very centre of the deep shade of a clump of trees, I saw the gleam of a waterbuck's horns.

    The Land of Footprints Stewart Edward White
  • Their purpose was to follow the course already taken by the waterbuck until they should have sneaked within better range.

    The Land of Footprints Stewart Edward White
British Dictionary definitions for waterbuck

waterbuck

/ˈwɔːtəˌbʌk/
noun
1.
any of various antelopes of the genus Kobus, esp K. ellipsiprymnus, of swampy areas of Africa, having long curved ridged horns
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