- an African antelope, Kobus leche, related to the waterbuck, inhabiting wet, grassy plains: a threatened species.
Origin of lechwe
1855–60; probably < Sesotho lets'a
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Examples from the Web for lechwe
After moving rapidly for a hundred yards the Lechwe came to a halt.
In those days the Lechwe antelope were strictly preserved for the pleasure of the Paramount Chief and his entourage.
He replied that the Lechwe couldn't either, so, when pressed, would dash for the opening.
On his return he told me that the place had been well chosen and that the country was alive with Lechwe.
Should any Lechwe attempt to break through the sides of the funnel, the canoemen had to drive them back or assegai them.