red-buck, noun

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South African DutchShow more Translation of South African Dutch roodebok (see rooibok).
impala sense 1 a.
1815 J. Campbell Trav. in S. Afr. 484The following are the number of creatures killed by our people during the journey...Redbucks..6.
1827 G. Thompson Trav. 201On the banks of this stream I observed a species of antelope..called by the Bechuanas Paala, and Mr. Burchell has described it under the name of the red buck.
1871 J. Mackenzie Ten Yrs N. of Orange River 173The country on the other side, studded with large trees, in the shade of which I beheld the gnu and the zebra, the red-buck, [etc.].
1883 J. Mackenzie Day-Dawn in Dark Places 97I beheld the gnu and the zebra, the red-buck, the spring buck, and..the lechwe, or water-buck.
[1887 A.A. Anderson 25 Yrs in Waggon II. 91They were, from his description, the rooi or red antelope, the size of our fallow-deer.]
1965 A. Nichol Truly Married Woman 44It was, after all, only a red-buck, an impalla, that they were afraid of.
[1979 Heard & Faull Our Best Trad. Recipes 53Our own big game hunters favour the following for venison: eland,..redbok and oribi.]
1994 M. Roberts tr. of J.A. Wahlberg’s Trav. Jrnls 1838–56 22A young red-buck (sick) and various little birds.
impala1 a.

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