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[boo sh-buhk]
noun, plural bush·bucks, (especially collectively) bush·buck.
  1. a large African antelope, Tragelaphus scriptus, of wooded and bushy regions, having a reddish body streaked or spotted with white.
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Origin of bushbuck

1850–55; < Afrikaans bosbok, earlier boschbok, equivalent to bos bush1 + bok buck1
Also called guib.
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Historical Examples of bushbuck

  • Bushbuck, waterbuck, and lots of other herbivora appeared, but no carnivora.

    In Africa

    John T. McCutcheon

  • But since the incident at the wind-up of the bushbuck hunt the estrangement had widened.

  • They had left the main body to get up a bushbuck hunt on the banks of the Bashi.

    'Tween Snow and Fire

    Bertram Mitford

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

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

British Dictionary definitions for bushbuck



noun plural -bucks, -buck, -boks or -bok
  1. 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
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