Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A large African antelope (Kobus ellipsiprymnus) that inhabits grasslands near water, having a shaggy coat and curved, ridged horns in the male.

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  • noun A species of antelope endemic to Africa, Kobus ellipsiprymnus.

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  • noun any of several large African antelopes of the genus Kobus having curved ridged horns and frequenting e.g. swamps and rivers

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Translation of Afrikaans waterbok.]

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The antelope lives near water and takes to water to escape predators.

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