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A small antelope with a reddish-brown coat with white markings, found in southern Africa.
- ‘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.’
- ‘Other animal species to look out for include impala, blue wildebeest, waterbuck, zebra, nyala, kudu, bushbuck, warthog, cheetah, hyena, jackal and giraffe.’
- ‘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.’
Mid 19th century: from bush + buck, influenced by obsolete Dutch boshbok (now bosbok).
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