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waterbuck

[waw-ter-buhk, wot-er-] /ˈwɔ tərˌbʌk, ˈwɒt ər-/
noun
1.
any of several large African antelopes of the genus Kobus, frequenting marshes and reedy places, especially K. ellipsiprymnus, of eastern and central Africa.
Origin of waterbuck
1840-1850
1840-50; water + buck1
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  • Now the waterbuck does not leave the river for any great distance.

    The Young Yagers Mayne Reid
  • On the way thither, I killed two zebras, a waterbuck and a Thomsonii.

  • From where I stood looking at them hartebeest, kob, waterbuck, and oribi were also all in sight.

  • The character of the waterbuck for fierceness and daring also belongs to the takhaitze, and both are swift runners.

    The Young Yagers Mayne Reid
  • Below us, about fifteen yards away, was the carcass of a waterbuck half hidden in the foot-high grass.

    The Land of Footprints Stewart Edward White
  • I have said “famed” antelope, because the waterbuck is in reality one of the finest and most famous animals of the whole tribe.

    The Young Yagers Mayne Reid
  • Bushbuck, waterbuck, and lots of other herbivora appeared, but no carnivora.

    In Africa John T. McCutcheon
  • Their purpose was to follow the course already taken by the waterbuck until they should have sneaked within better range.

    The Land of Footprints Stewart Edward White
  • Ostrich and maribou feathers stuck out from the top, while upon his feet were sandals made from the thick skin of a waterbuck.

    In Africa John T. McCutcheon
  • Sometimes we have kongoni steaks, at other times we have the heart of waterbuck or the liver of bushbuck or impalla.

    In Africa John T. McCutcheon
British Dictionary definitions for waterbuck

waterbuck

/ˈwɔːtəˌbʌk/
noun
1.
any of various antelopes of the genus Kobus, esp K. ellipsiprymnus, of swampy areas of Africa, having long curved ridged horns
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