Water buck
Water buck Wa"ter buck` (Zo["o]l.) A large, heavy antelope ({Kobus ellipsiprymnus}) native of Central Africa. It frequents the banks of rivers and is a good swimmer. It has a white ring around the rump. Called also {photomok}, {water antelope}, and {waterbok}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The name is also applied to other related species, as the leche ({Kobus leche}), which has similar habits. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Water buck — Buck Buck (b[u^]k), n. [OE. buk, bucke, AS. bucca, bua, he goat; akin to D. bok, OHG. pocch, G. bock, Ir. boc, W. bwch, Corn. byk; cf. Zend b[=u]za, Skr. bukka. [root]256. Cf. {Butcher}, n.] 1. The male of deer, especially fallow deer and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • water-buck — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Buck — (b[u^]k), n. [OE. buk, bucke, AS. bucca, bua, he goat; akin to D. bok, OHG. pocch, G. bock, Ir. boc, W. bwch, Corn. byk; cf. Zend b[=u]za, Skr. bukka. [root]256. Cf. {Butcher}, n.] 1. The male of deer, especially fallow deer and antelopes, or of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • water antelope — Water buck Wa ter buck (Zo[ o]l.) A large, heavy antelope ({Kobus ellipsiprymnus}) native of Central Africa. It frequents the banks of rivers and is a good swimmer. It has a white ring around the rump. Called also {photomok}, {water antelope},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Water antelope — Wa ter an te*lope See {Water buck}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • water — n. & v. n. 1 a colourless transparent odourless tasteless liquid compound of oxygen and hydrogen. Usage: Chem. formula: H2O 2 a liquid consisting chiefly of this and found in seas, lakes, and rivers, in rain, and in secretions of organisms. 3 an… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Water deer — Conservation status Vulnerable (IUCN 3.1) …   Wikipedia

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