bushbok, noun

Forms:
Also bushbock.
Origin:
South African DutchShow more Partial translation of South African Dutch boschbok, see boschbok.
obs.
bushbuck. Also attributive.
1821 C.I. Latrobe Jrnl of Visit 196The road..led through a forest of large bushes or various kinds, among which we started..a bushbock antelope.
a1827 D. Carmichael in W.J. Hooker Botanical Misc. (1831) II. 287A sort of turban made of the skin of the Bushbock, and shaped like the watering-caps of our dragoons.
1850 N.J. Merriman Cape Jrnls (1957) 230A partridge, a pheasant, a bushbok or hare Perhaps I may add to our evening’s fare.
1860 W. Shaw Story of my Mission 383The spring-bok, bush-bok, hartebeest, and qwagga, were frequently met with in troops and flocks in the grassy country of the neutral territory.
1877 R.M. Ballantyne Settler & Savage 269Advancing down the kloof..the leopard soon came in sight of a fine bushbok...But the bushbok was not within spring-range.
bushbuck. Also attributive.

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