One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small mainly nocturnal antelope with small vertical horns and a slightly arched back, found in south-western Africa.
Genus Raphicerus, family Bovidae: two species
- ‘Common duiker and grysbok abound in the thickets and woodlands.’
Late 18th century: from Afrikaans, from Dutch grijs ‘grey’ + bok ‘buck’.
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