waterbuck

[ waw-ter-buhk, wot-er- ]
/ ˈwɔ tərˌbʌk, ˈwɒt ər- /

noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for waterbuck

waterbuck
/ (ˈwɔːtəˌbʌk) /

noun

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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