Simple Definition of wildebeest
: a large African animal that has long curving horns
Full Definition of wildebeest
plural wildebeests also 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
Origin of wildebeest
Afrikaans wildebees, from wilde wild + bees ox
First Known Use: circa 1824
WILDEBEEST Defined for Kids
Definition of wildebeest for Students
: a large African antelope with a head like that of an ox, curving horns, a short mane, and long tail
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