One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small South African antelope with a woolly brownish-gray coat, a long slender neck, and short straight horns.
Pelea capreolus, family Bovidae
- ‘The Reserve is stocked with small game - blesbok, mountain reebok, duiker, klipspringer and steenbok, as well as the small creatures: mongoose, tortoise and genet.’
- ‘The impala and rhebok were also not included in tribe-level analyses because each is the sole extant member of its tribe.’
- ‘Mountain rhebuck, duiker, jackal, mongoose, porcupine and dassie now live in the Reserve.’
Late 18th century: from Dutch reebok ‘roebuck’.
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