from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A book-name of the antelope Cephalophus mergens, translating the Dutch name duykerbok (which see): so called from the way in which the animal ducks or dives in the brush. See cut under
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The Duyker-boc, or Diving-buck -- so called from its habit of ducking or diving under the bushes when pursued -- is a Cape species; and there is another diving-buck, called the Black-faced; and still another of these bush antelopes, termed Burchell's bush-boc.