bushbuck

bushbuck

[boosh-buhk]
noun, plural bushbucks (especially collectively) bushbuck.
a large African antelope, Tragelaphus scriptus, of wooded and bushy regions, having a reddish body streaked or spotted with white.
Also called guib.


Origin:
1850–55; < Afrikaans bosbok, earlier boschbok, equivalent to bos bush1 + bok buck1

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bushbuck or boschbok (ˈbʊʃˌbʌk)
 
n , pl -bucks, -buck, -boks, -bok
a small nocturnal spiral-horned antelope, Tragelaphus scriptus, of the bush and tropical forest of Africa. Its coat is reddish-brown with a few white markings
 
boschbok or boschbok
 
n

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bushbuck

(Tragelaphus scriptus), African antelope of the family Bovidae (order Artiodactyla), found in sub-Saharan forests and brush. It is nocturnal, shy, and usually solitary. The bushbuck stands about 1 m (39 inches) at the shoulder and ranges in colour from reddish brown to almost black, depending on the subspecies. Its markings vary but include white patches on the neck and throat and vertical stripes or rows of spots on the sides. Horns, present in males, are spirally twisted and relatively straight. The bushback inhabits areas of dense vegetation near bodies of water and feeds mainly on the leaves of shrubs and small trees.

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