waterbuck


wa·ter·buck

noun \ˈw-tər-ˌbək, ˈwä-\
plural waterbuck or waterbucks

Definition of WATERBUCK

:  a stocky antelope (Kobus ellipsiprymnus) of sub-Saharan Africa that commonly frequent streams or wet areas

First Known Use of WATERBUCK

1839

waterbuck

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Species of antelope (Kobus ellipsiprymnus) that lives in herds, usually near water, on plains and floodplains and in woodlands and swamps of sub-Saharan Africa. Waterbucks are almost 5 ft (1.5 m) high at the shoulder. Males have long, heavily ridged horns that curve backward and then upward. The coarse, shaggy coat is grayish, and the rump has a white ring.

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