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Any of several African antelopes of the genus Redunca, having a gray or brown coat, a short bushy tail, and in the male, short horns that curve forward.

[Translation of Afrikaans rietbok.]
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n, pl -bucks or -buck
(Animals) any antelope of the genus Redunca, of Africa south of the Sahara, having a buff-coloured coat and inward-curving horns
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n., pl. -bucks, (esp. collectively) -buck.
any of several yellowish African antelopes of the genus Redunca, living near lakes and rivers, the male of which has short, forward-curving horns.
[1825–35; translation of Afrikaans rietbok]
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