from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a beautiful South African antelope (Tragelaphus sylvaticus); -- so called because found mainly in wooden localities. The name is also applied to other species.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
He had seen nothing, and heard nothing that might by the most generOU 'stretch of imagination lead anyone to suspect the presence of bush buck.
"My God, let alone bush buck, that lot would drive elephant buffalo and lion panic, stricken ahead of them," observed Dennis Petersen dryly.
Golungo, a bush buck, with stripes across body, and two rows of spots along the sides (?) 16th August, 1871. ”
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.