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wildebeest

noun wil·de·beest \ˈwil-də-ˌbēst\

: a large African animal that has long curving horns

plural wildebeests also wildebeest

Full Definition of WILDEBEEST

:  either of two large African antelopes (Connochaetes gnou and C. taurinus) with a head like that of an ox, short mane, long tail, and horns in both sexes that curve downward and outward —called also gnu
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Origin of WILDEBEEST

Afrikaans wildebees, from wilde wild + bees ox
First Known Use: circa 1824
WILDEBEESTS Defined for Kids

wildebeest

noun wil·de·beest \ˈwil-də-ˌbēst\

Definition of WILDEBEEST for Kids

:  a large African antelope with a head like that of an ox, curving horns, a short mane, and long tail

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