bushbuck
noun (plural bushbuck or bushbucks) Etymology: translation of Afrikaans bosbok Date: 1852 a small African striped antelope (Tragelaphus scriptus) especially of sub-Saharan forests that has spirally twisted horns in the male

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  • bushbuck — [boosh′buk΄] n. pl. bushbuck or bushbucks a small African antelope (Tragelaphus scriptus) …   English World dictionary

  • bushbuck — ush buck n. 1. antelope with white harnesslike markings and twisted horns. Syn: guib, Tragelaphus scriptus. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bushbuck — This article is about the Bushbuck antelope. For the 1991 computer game, see BushBuck Charms, Viking Ships Dodo Eggs. Bushbuck (Imbabala and Kéwel) Male Tragelaphus sylvaticus, Zambia …   Wikipedia

  • bushbuck — /boosh buk /, n., pl. bushbucks, (esp. 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. Cf. harnessed antelope. [1850 55;… …   Universalium

  • bushbuck — /ˈbʊʃbʌk/ (say booshbuk) noun (plural bushbucks, bushbuck) a small antelope, Tragelaphus scriptus, of southern Africa, having a reddish coat with white stripes. {bush1 + buck1, translation of Afrikaans boschbok} …   Australian English dictionary

  • bushbuck — margoji antilopė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Tragelaphus scriptus angl. bushbuck; harnessed antelope vok. Buschbock; Schirrantilope rus. антилопа гуиб; бушбок; пёстрая лесная антилопа pranc. guib; …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • bushbuck — noun a) An antelope (Tragelaphus scriptus) that is found in Sub Saharan Africa. b) Occasionally used for any relatives of above that share its inhabitant. Syn: bush antelope, marsh buck …   Wiktionary

  • bushbuck — n. African antelope that has white markings and spiral horns …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bushbuck — noun a small antelope having a reddish brown coat with white markings, found in southern Africa. [Tragelaphus scriptus.] Origin C19: from bush1 + buck1, influenced by Du. bosbok …   English new terms dictionary

  • bushbuck — bush•buck [[t]ˈbʊʃˌbʌk[/t]] n. pl. bucks, (esp. collectively) buck. mam an African antelope, Tragelaphus scriptus, of wooded and bushy regions, having a reddish body streaked or spotted with white • Etymology: 1850–55; < Afrik bosbok, earlier… …   From formal English to slang

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