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An antelope (Tragelaphus scriptus) of sub-Saharan Africa, having a reddish-brown coat with white markings, and spirally twisted horns in the male.

[Translation of Afrikaans bosbok : bos, bush + bok, buck.]


(ˈbʊʃˌbʌk) or


n, pl -bucks, -buck, -boks or -bok
(Animals) a small nocturnal spiral-horned antelope, Tragelaphus scriptus, of the bush and tropical forest of Africa. Its coat is reddish-brown with a few white markings



n., pl. -bucks, (esp. collectively) -buck.
an African antelope, Tragelaphus scriptus, of wooded and bushy regions, having a reddish body streaked or spotted with white.
[1850–55; < Afrikaans bosbok, earlier boschbok=bos bush1 + bok buck1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bushbuck - antelope with white markings like a harness and twisted hornsbushbuck - antelope with white markings like a harness and twisted horns
genus Strepsiceros, genus Tragelaphus, Strepsiceros, Tragelaphus - African antelopes: kudus; bongos; nyalas; bushbucks
harnessed antelope - any of several antelopes of the genus Tragelaphus having striped markings resembling a harness
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An hour's drive through maize fields and villages is followed by a short boat crossing to reach Mvuu, a simple camp leading to a much smarter eight-room lodge, where squirrels flit across pathways and bushbuck graze fearlessly within arm's length.
The friendly and helpful staff informed me that wildlife occasionally lions wander nearby, like the elusive Narina trogon, suni, bushbuck, buffalo and black rhino.
Here visitors can see various wildlife such as jackal, leopard, serval, hartebeest, bush baby, spotted hyena, buffalo, warthog, oribi, red fronted gazelle, red flanked duiker, bushbuck, patas monkey, green monkey etc.
The animals included everything from a diminutive African bushbuck to a large kudu.
Athi River which goes past the Tsavo national park is another one to try; also perfect for viewing bushbuck, giraffes, buffalo, elephants, crocodiles, monkeys, baboons and hippos.
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On 4 September 2017, BMR, on behalf of its newly incorporated wholly owned subsidiary, entered into an agreement with Bushbuck Resources Ltd.
I owe my bushbuck and perhaps my non-perforated liver to a little dog named Savannah, who found and then parried my bushbuck's vicious lunges so I could deliver the coup de grace.
Your relatives are animals, your father is an elephant, your father's elder brother is the red pig, your wives are cane-rats, your mother is a bushbuck, your maternal uncles are the duickers, your grandfather is a rhinoceros.
Joined by Peter Johnstone for sundowners on the viewing platform, we watched as little groups of bushbuck, impala, sable and kudu ambled across open ground to drink.
I knew I would have the opportunity to hunt a bushbuck on the Limpopo River in a completely free-ranging experience.