Lechwe definition

lĕchwē, -wā
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Either of two large antelopes (Kobus leche of southern Africa or K. megaceros of the Nile Valley) having a rough coat and long ridged horns in the male, and frequenting aquatic habitats.
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Noun

Singular:
lechwe
Plural:
lechwes

Origin of lechwe

  • From Tswana letswee or a kindred Bantu source

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition