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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 .]
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(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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A water-loving antelope, red lechwe, grazes the flooded plains in the thousands, while puku, roan, wildebeest, and zebra stick to higher ground.
The rewards though are worth it: a pride of lions closing in on red lechwe along waterways, stealthy ground hornbills plucking rodents from the long grass, and a young male leopard basking at sunset.
Late one evening Allen shot a dandy red lechwe then went on to take wildebeest and a beautiful kudu with his Kimber Montana in .308 Winchester.