- any of several yellowish African antelopes of the genus Redunca, living near lakes and rivers, the male of which has short, forward-curving horns.
Origin of reedbuck
1825–35; translation of Afrikaans rietbok
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Examples from the Web for reedbuck
Then there were reedbuck and cob, both of which are very good to eat.
We had most of our reedbuck experiences while driving swamps for lions.
A reedbuck was startled out of the grass and noisily ran away, giving the alarm.
The reedbuck's distinguishing characteristic is a sharp whistle, which he sounds shrilly when alarmed.
Reedbuck, sometimes a bushbuck, frequently hyenas, and many large owls are driven out of nearly every good-sized swamp.
- 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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