reitbok

noun
reit·​bok
variants: or less commonly reitboc \ ˈrētˌbäk \ or reitbuck \ -​ˌbək \ or rietbok or rietboc
plural reitbok or reitboks

Definition of reitbok

: any of several reedbucks (especially Redunca arundinum) of southern Africa having a bushy tail and in the male small ringed horns that curve forward

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History and Etymology for reitbok

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reitbok. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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