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[reed-buhk] /ˈridˌbʌk/
noun, plural reedbucks (especially collectively) reedbuck.
any of several yellowish African antelopes of the genus Redunca, living near lakes and rivers, the male of which has short, forward-curving horns.
Origin of reedbuck
1825-35; translation of Afrikaans rietbok Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • We had most of our reedbuck experiences while driving swamps for lions.

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  • Then there were reedbuck and cob, both of which are very good to eat.

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  • Meanwhile Black had received a leg of the reedbuck on his head and was pushing the clammy thing from him.

  • A reedbuck was startled out of the grass and noisily ran away, giving the alarm.

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  • The reedbuck's distinguishing characteristic is a sharp whistle, which he sounds shrilly when alarmed.

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  • reedbuck, sometimes a bushbuck, frequently hyenas, and many large owls are driven out of nearly every good-sized swamp.

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British Dictionary definitions for reedbuck


noun (pl) -bucks, -buck
any antelope of the genus Redunca, of Africa south of the Sahara, having a buff-coloured coat and inward-curving horns
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