Definition of bluebuck in English:

bluebuck

noun

  • 1South African. The blue duiker, Cephalophus (or Philantomba) monticola. Now rare.

  • 2Historical. A large extinct antelope, Hippotragus leucophaeus, with a dark bluish coat and long curved horns, found in south-western South Africa until about 1800.

  • 3The nilgai, Boselaphus tragocamelus, a large Indian antelope.

Origin

Early 19th century. From blue + buck.

Pronunciation

bluebuck

/ˈbluːbʌk/