Definition of sitatunga in English:

sitatunga

Line breaks: sita|tunga
Pronunciation: /ˌsɪtəˈtʌŋgə
 
/

noun

  • A brown or greyish antelope with splayed hoofs and, in the male, spiral horns, inhabiting swampy areas in central and East Africa.
    • Tragelaphus spekii, family Bovidae
    More example sentences
    • We got very close to a sitatunga, the most wonderful antelope in Africa I think.
    • Two bushbuck babies - a male and a female - were born a week after Christmas, followed by the birth of a female sitatunga and a female mountain reedbuck.

Origin

late 19th century: from Kiswahili.

More definitions of sitatunga

Definition of sitatunga in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
noun
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space