variants or less commonly reitboc
or reitbuck
or rietbok or rietboc
plural reitbok or reitboks
: any of several reedbucks (especially Redunca arundinum) of southern Africa having a bushy tail and in the male small ringed horns that curve forward

Word History


Afrikaans rietbok, from Dutch riet reed (from Middle Dutch) + bok buck, from Middle Dutch bok, boc; akin to Old English buc buck

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“Reitbok.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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