lechwe

noun

le·​chwe ˈlēch-wē How to pronounce lechwe (audio)
plural lechwe or lechwes
: an antelope (Kobus leche) that inhabits wetlands of southern Africa
also : a related antelope (K. megaceros) of the Nile Valley in Sudan and Ethiopia

Word History

Etymology

probably from Sesotho lets'a

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lechwe was in 1857

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Cite this Entry

“Lechwe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lechwe. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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