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 (lĕch′wē′, -wā′)
n. pl. lechwe or lech·wes
Either of two large antelopes (Kobus leche of southern Africa or K. megaceros of the Nile Valley) having a rough coat and long ridged horns in the male, and frequenting aquatic habitats.

[From Tswana, letswee or a kindred Bantu source .]


(ˈliːtʃwiː; ˈlɛtʃweɪ)
(Animals) a South African antelope, Kobus leche, with long horns that point backwards
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Noun1.lechwe - tawny-colored African antelope inhabiting wet grassy plainslechwe - tawny-colored African antelope inhabiting wet grassy plains; a threatened species
waterbuck - any of several large African antelopes of the genus Kobus having curved ridged horns and frequenting e.g. swamps and rivers
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Pieter & Carina Bothma with a nice Black Lechwe taken with Cheetah Safaris