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 and Etymology of wildebeest
Afrikaans wildebees, from wilde wild + bees ox
First Known Use: circa 1824
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Definition of wildebeest for English Language Learners
: a large African animal that has long curving horns
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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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