waterbuck

waterbuck

waterbuck
n. m. (Afr. subsah.) Nom cour. du cob onctueux.

waterbuck [watɛʀbœk] n. m.
ÉTYM. D. i.; mot angl. « daim (buck) d'eau ».
Franç. d'Afrique. Antilope (Kobus defassa unctuosus) de la famille des Hippotraginés. Syn. : Kob onctueux; antilope cheval.

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