Definition of bushbuck in English:



  • A small antelope with a reddish-brown coat with white markings, found in southern Africa.

    Tragelaphus scriptus, family Bovidae

    • ‘Across the open grasslands are scattered various members of the antelope family - horned bushbucks, waterbucks, eland, topi, gazelle and impala.’
    • ‘The spiral horned antelope are represented by the sitatunga and bushbuck.’
    • ‘Few are dependent on bushmeat to feed their families, and they set snares only for bushpigs, bushbucks, and duikers.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Other animal species to look out for include impala, blue wildebeest, waterbuck, zebra, nyala, kudu, bushbuck, warthog, cheetah, hyena, jackal and giraffe.’


Mid 19th century: from bush + buck, influenced by Dutch bosbok.