One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A legendary or mythical animal associated with water; compare water bull.
2Any of various large amphibious, aquatic, or water-loving mammals, as the water buffalo, hippopotamus, manatee, (female) waterbuck, etc.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in John Sinclair (1754–1835), agricultural improver, politician, and codifier of ‘useful knowledge’.
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