bush·​buck | \ ˈbu̇sh-ˌbək \
plural bushbuck or bushbucks

Definition of bushbuck

: a small African striped antelope (Tragelaphus scriptus) especially of sub-Saharan forests that has spirally twisted horns in the male

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There are also buffalo and small antelope like puku and bushbuck. Martin Edstrom, National Geographic, "How 9 National Geographic Explorers Got Their Start," 16 June 2017

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First Known Use of bushbuck

1827, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bushbuck

translation of Afrikaans bosbok

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