Waterbuck definition

wôtər-bŭk, wŏtər-
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A large African antelope (Kobus ellipsiprymnus) that inhabits grasslands near water, having a shaggy coat and curved, ridged horns in the male.
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Any of a genus (Kobus) of African antelopes that frequent streams or rivers and have long horns that curve forward at the tips.
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A species of antelope endemic to Africa, Kobus ellipsiprymnus.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of waterbuck - waterbok

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
waterbuck
Plural:
waterbucks

Origin of waterbuck

  • Translation of Afrikaans waterbok

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

  • From Afrikaans waterbok, after the animal's habit of escaping to waterways.

    From Wiktionary