wildebeest

noun wil·de·beest \ ˈwil-də-ˌbēst \

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

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Origin and Etymology of wildebeest

Afrikaans wildebees, from wilde wild + bees ox


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wildebeest

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Definition of wildebeest for English Language Learners

  • : a large African animal that has long curving horns


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wildebeest

noun wil·de·beest \ ˈwil-də-ˌbēst \

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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