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waterbuck, noun

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South African DutchShow more Calqued on South African Dutch waterbok, see waterbok.
The antelope Kobus ellipsiprymnus of the Bovidae, found usually in the vicinity of marshes and rivers, and characterized by a prominent white ring on the hindquarters; waterbok. Also attributive.
1839 W.C. Harris Wild Sports 186I believe..that I am the only European that ever shot a water buck. This noble antelope is about the size of an ass and of somewhat browner colour.
1990 Farmer’s Weekly 8 June 41Species available to hunters today include..waterbuck.
The antelope Kobus ellipsiprymnus of the Bovidae, found usually in the vicinity of marshes and rivers, and characterized by a prominent white ring on the hindquarters; waterbok. Also attributive.

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