bluebok, noun

Forms:
Also bluebock.
Origin:
Partial translation of blauwbok, see blauwbok.
obs.
The blue duiker (see duiker sense 1 b), Philantomba monticola.
1821 C.I. Latrobe Jrnl of Visit 237A bluebock, one of the smallest antelopes...The fur of the bluebock is remarkably fine; brown, changing with a blueish grey.
1835 J.M. Bowker Journal. 5 Feb.Nothing could they find but some blue boks and a duiker.
1842 R. Godlonton Sketches of E. Districts 29The rietbok, the elegant little bluebok, and several others of the antelope tribe, are often met with.
1894 E. Glanville Fair Colonist 70The ferns that grew there moved suddenly, and a little bluebok stepped into view.
The blue duikerduiker1 b, Philantomba monticola.

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