hartebeest

noun harte·beest \ ˈhär-tə-ˌbēst \

Definition of hartebeest

: either of two large African antelopes (Alcelaphus buselaphus and Sigmoceros lichtensteinii) with long faces and short annulate divergent horns; also : a smaller antelope (Damaliscus hunteri) of eastern Africa having a horizontal white line between the eyes

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Origin and Etymology of hartebeest

obsolete Afrikaans (now hartbees), from Dutch, from hart deer + beest beast


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