lechwe

noun
le·​chwe | \ ˈlēch-wē How to pronounce lechwe (audio) \
plural lechwe or lechwes

Definition of lechwe

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

First Known Use of lechwe

1857, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lechwe

probably from Sesotho lets'a

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“Lechwe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lechwe. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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