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reedbuck

[reed-buhk]
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noun, plural reed·bucks, (especially collectively) reed·buck.
  1. any of several yellowish African antelopes of the genus Redunca, living near lakes and rivers, the male of which has short, forward-curving horns.
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Origin of reedbuck

1825–35; translation of Afrikaans rietbok
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Examples from the Web for reedbuck

Historical Examples

  • Then there were reedbuck and cob, both of which are very good to eat.

    In Africa

    John T. McCutcheon

  • We had most of our reedbuck experiences while driving swamps for lions.

    In Africa

    John T. McCutcheon

  • A reedbuck was startled out of the grass and noisily ran away, giving the alarm.

    In Africa

    John T. McCutcheon

  • The reedbuck's distinguishing characteristic is a sharp whistle, which he sounds shrilly when alarmed.

    In Africa

    John T. McCutcheon

  • Reedbuck, sometimes a bushbuck, frequently hyenas, and many large owls are driven out of nearly every good-sized swamp.

    In Africa

    John T. McCutcheon


British Dictionary definitions for reedbuck

reedbuck

noun plural -bucks or -buck
  1. any antelope of the genus Redunca, of Africa south of the Sahara, having a buff-coloured coat and inward-curving horns
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