Harris buck, noun phrase

Forms:
Also Harris’s buck, and with small initial.
Origin:
Named for William Cornwallis Harris, who first identified the species.
The sable antelope Hippotragus niger of the Bovidae; swartwitpens.
[1838 J.E. Alexander Exped. into Int. II. 261I brought home the first specimen which has appeared in Europe, of the Aigoceros Niger (Harris) or Sable Antelope.]
1863 W.C. Baldwin Afr. Hunting 187I saw this morning three beautiful harrisbucks.
1876 E.E. Frewer tr. of J. Verne’s Adventures of Three Englishmen & Three Russians 71They brought down a couple of harrisbucks.
1900 W.L. Sclater Mammals of S. Afr. I. 221Hippotragus niger, The Sable Antelope...Vernacular Names: Sable or sometimes Harrisbuck of the English. Zwart-wit-pens..of the Dutch speaking Colonists.
1913 C. Pettman Africanderisms 208Harris buck, Hippotragus niger. So called after Major Cornwallis Harris who first obtained this antelope in the Magaliesberg near Pretoria.
1939 J.F. Bense Dict. of Low-Dutch Element in Eng. Vocab. 615Zwart-wit-pens..is also known by the name of Harris buck.
1966 E. Palmer Plains of Camdeboo 71His was the first description of this fine antelope, and for long it was known as the Harris buck.
1987 S. Afr. Holidays Guide (brochure) 3The rare sable antelope called Harris’s Buck has been reintroduced, and browses on the grassy summit plateau.
1990 J. Huntly Afr. Wildlife Sketches 73J.G. Millais..made some very realistic drawings and sepia paintings of the sable or Harris Buck, as it was called in those days.
The sable antelope Hippotragus niger of the Bovidae; swartwitpens.
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