Definition of bushbuck in English:


Syllabification: bush·buck
Pronunciation: /ˈbo͝oSHˌbək


  • A small antelope with a reddish-brown coat with white markings, found in southern Africa.
    • Tragelaphus scriptus, family Bovidae
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    • Across the open grasslands are scattered various members of the antelope family - horned bushbucks, waterbucks, eland, topi, gazelle and impala.
    • Other animal species to look out for include impala, blue wildebeest, waterbuck, zebra, nyala, kudu, bushbuck, warthog, cheetah, hyena, jackal and giraffe.
    • Shy bushbuck, kudu, eland, impala, and elephant all take their turn whilst buffalo and waterbuck make their way to the sandy banks of the Zambesi.


mid 19th century: from bush1 + buck1, influenced by obsolete Dutch boshbok (now bosbok).

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