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waterbuck

[waw-ter-buhk, wot-er-]
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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.
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Origin of waterbuck

First recorded in 1840–50; water + buck1
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Examples from the Web for waterbuck

Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • Now the waterbuck does not leave the river for any great distance.

  • On the way thither, I killed two zebras, a waterbuck and a Thomsonii.


British Dictionary definitions for waterbuck

waterbuck

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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