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reedbuck, noun

Forms:
Also reidbuck.
Plurals:
unchanged.
Origin:
South African DutchShow more Translation of South African Dutch rietbok, see rietbok; see quotation 1834.
1. The rietbok, Redunca arundinum. Also attributive.
Note:
In Skinner & Smithers’s Mammals of Sn Afr. Subregion (1990), the name ‘reedbuck’ is used for this species.
1834 Penny Cyclopaedia 79The reitbok..or reedbuck, so called from its habits of frequenting the reedy banks and beds of dry water-courses.
1991 J. Shepherd-Smith in Sunday Tribune 19 May 5Along the route reedbuck,..waterbuck, kudu and red duiker can be seen grazing and browsing before skittishly running off to observe us from a safe distance.
2. With distinguishing epithet: mountain reedbuck, the antelope Redunca fulvorufula of the Bovidae, found mainly in hilly, mountainous, or rocky areas and characterized by its fawn to grey-coloured fur, white underparts and bushy tail; mountain rhebuck, see rhebuck sense 2; red rhebok, see rhebok sense 2; red rhebuck, see rhebuck sense 2; rhebok sense 1 b; rhebuck sense 1 b; roebuck sense b.
1973 C.M. Van der Westhuizen in Std Encycl. of Sn Afr. IX.Formerly also known as the red reebok.., the mountain reedbuck is distributed over..mountainous regions.
1990 Weekend Post 5 May 8Red hartebees, mountain reedbuck, waterbuck, jackal, bushpig, vervet monkey, baboon and lynx.
The rietbok, Redunca arundinum. Also attributive.
mountain reedbuck, the antelope Redunca fulvorufula of the Bovidae, found mainly in hilly, mountainous, or rocky areas and characterized by its fawn to grey-coloured fur, white underparts and bushy tail; mountain rhebuck, see rhebuck2; red rhebok, see rhebok2; red rhebuck, see rhebuck2; rhebok1 b; rhebuck1 b; roebuckb.

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