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rhebok, noun

Forms:
α. raybok, rebokShow more raybok, rebok, reebock, reebok, rehbock, rehbok, reibock, rheabok, rhebok, rhee-boc, rhee-bock, rhy-bôk; ‖
β. ribbok /ˈrəbɔk/.
Plurals:
unchanged, (occasionally) rheboks.
Origin:
South African Dutch, Dutch, AfrikaansShow more South African Dutch rhebok, transferred use of Dutch reebok the male of the roe-deer Capreolus capreolus. (The modern Afrikaans form is ribbok, plural ribbokke /bɔkə/.)
1. Either of two species of antelope of the Bovidae, especially Pelea capreolus. a. The small grey antelope Pelea capreolus with very long, narrow, pointed ears and soft, thick, greyish-brown hair; grey rhebok, see sense 2 below; grey rhebuck, see rhebuck sense 2; rhebuck sense 1 a; roebuck sense a; vaal rhebok sense (b), see sense 2 below; vaal rhebuck, see rhebuck sense 2. b. rare. The mountain reedbuck (see reedbuck sense 2), Redunca fulvorufula.
α.
1776 F. Masson in Phil. Trans. of Royal Soc. LXVI. 270I spent a whole day..hunting a sort of antelope called Ree Bock; but had no success.
1987 B. Moodie in Motorist 2nd Quarter 16The reserve..has antelope such as the duiker, steenbok, grysbok, rhebok and bontebok (about 400).
β.
1935 H.C. Bosman Mafeking Rd (1969) 86He had disembowelled the ribbok.
1966 E. Palmer Plains of Camdeboo 124‘The skull is ribbok,’ he said, ‘and that’s the tibia of a buffalo.’
2. With distinguishing epithet:
grey rhebok, Pelea capreolus (see sense 1 a above);
red rhebok or rooi rhebok /rɔi-/, formerly also roode rhebok, rooye rhebok [Afrikaans rooi (earlier South African Dutch roode) red], the mountain reedbuck (see reedbuck sense 2), Redunca fulvorufula;
vaal rhebok /fɑːl-/ [Dutch, vaal pale, grey, tawny], (a) rare, the bleekbok; (b) Pelea capreolus (see sense 1 a above). Also attributive.
α.
1985 J. Deacon in S. Afr. Panorama Sept. 6The Wilton people..were specialised hunters of the grey rhebok.
1993 G. Etherington in Weekend Post 12 June (Leisure) 4Eland, bontebok, vaal rhebok, all seemed to have come out for their evening meal.
β.
1948 A.C. White Call of Bushveld 109A rooi ribbok (formerly spelt rheebok) of average size weighed 75 lbs.
1982 E. Prov. Herald 14 Dec. 7The animals are steadily increasing and so far the count is 1 100 kudu, 45 eland, 50 buffalo, 40 springbok, 11 vaalribbok, [etc.].
The small grey antelope Pelea capreolus with very long, narrow, pointed ears and soft, thick, greyish-brown hair; grey rhebok, see 2 below; grey rhebuck, see rhebuck2; rhebuck1 a; roebucka; vaal rhebok sense (b), see 2 below; vaal rhebuck, see rhebuck2.
The mountain reedbuckreedbuck2, Redunca fulvorufula.

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