waterbuck
noun (plural waterbuck or waterbucks) Date: 1839 a stocky antelope (Kobus ellipsiprymnus) of sub-Saharan Africa that commonly frequent streams or wet areas

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  • waterbuck — [wôt′ərbuk΄, wät′ərbuk΄] n. pl. waterbuck or waterbucks any of a genus (Kobus) of African antelopes that frequent streams or rivers and have long horns that curve forward at the tips …   English World dictionary

  • waterbuck — /ˈwɔtəbʌk/ (say wawtuhbuk) noun (plural waterbucks, waterbuck) any of various African antelopes of the genus Kobus, frequenting marshes and reedy places, especially K. ellipsiprymnus, a large species of southern and central Africa. {translation… …   Australian English dictionary

  • waterbuck — vandeninis ožys statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Kobus ellipsiprymnus angl. waterbuck vok. Ellipsen Wasserbock; Hirschantilope; Wasserbock rus. водяной козёл; обыкновенный водяной козёл pranc. kob de… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • waterbuck — /waw teuhr buk , wot euhr /, n. any of several large African antelopes of the genus Kobus, frequenting marshes and reedy places, esp. K. ellipsiprymnus, of eastern and central Africa. [1840 50; WATER + BUCK1] * * * Species of antelope (Kobus… …   Universalium

  • waterbuck — noun A species of antelope endemic to Africa, Kobus ellipsiprymnus …   Wiktionary

  • waterbuck — noun a large African antelope that lives near rivers and lakes in the savannah. [Kobus ellipsiprymnus.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • waterbuck — wa•ter•buck [[t]ˈwɔ tərˌbʌk, ˈwɒt ər [/t]] n. mam any large swamp dwelling African antelope of the genus Kobus, esp K. ellipsiprymnus[/ex] • Etymology: 1840–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • waterbuck —  n.m. Antilope au pelage brun foncé …   Le dictionnaire des mots absents des autres dictionnaires

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