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lechwe

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noun le·chwe \ˈlēch-wē\

Definition of lechwe

plural

lechwe

or

lechwes

  1. :  an antelope (Kobus leche) that inhabits wetlands of southern Africa; also :  a related antelope (K. megaceros) of the Nile Valley in Sudan and Ethiopia



Origin and Etymology of lechwe

probably from Sesotho lets'a


First Known Use: 1857


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