waterbuck

noun
wa·​ter·​buck | \ ˈwȯ-tər-ˌbək, ˈwä-\
plural waterbuck or waterbucks

Definition of waterbuck

: a stocky antelope (Kobus ellipsiprymnus) of sub-Saharan Africa that commonly frequent streams or wet areas

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Fischer compiled photos of the animals the pair had hunted, which included a leopard, giraffe, impala and waterbuck, and sent the images along with descriptions of each kill to more than 100 people, KBOI reported. Allyson Chiu, The Seattle Times, "‘I shot a whole family of baboons’: Idaho Fish and Game official faces fury after Africa trophy hunting boasts," 16 Oct. 2018 An Associated Press team that visited Gorongosa in April flew over the park in a helicopter, spotting hippos and crocodiles splashing in a floodplain, a herd of more than 100 buffalo and numerous waterbuck (a 2016 census counted more than 45,000). Christopher Torchia, Fox News, "African wild dogs make comeback at Mozambican wildlife park," 22 June 2018 An Associated Press team that visited Gorongosa in April flew over the park in a helicopter, spotting hippos and crocodiles splashing in a floodplain, a herd of more than 100 buffalo and numerous waterbuck (a 2016 census counted more than 45,000). Christopher Torchia, The Christian Science Monitor, "Underdogs no more: African wild dogs make comeback in Mozambique," 22 June 2018 An Associated Press team that visited Gorongosa in April flew over the park in a helicopter, spotting hippos and crocodiles splashing in a floodplain, a herd of more than 100 buffalo and numerous waterbuck (a 2016 census counted more than 45,000). Washington Post, "African wild dogs make comeback at Mozambican wildlife park," 22 June 2018 The Cape buffalo guard the savanna, while the impalas and waterbucks graze among the trees. Alex Shoumatoff, Smithsonian, "To Save Giraffes, We May Need to Put Our Necks Out," 29 Mar. 2017 The Cape buffalo guard the savanna, while the impalas and waterbucks graze among the trees. Alex Shoumatoff, Smithsonian, "To Save Giraffes, We May Need to Put Our Necks Out," 2 May 2017

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1838, in the meaning defined above

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