hartebeest


hartebeest
/ˈhatəbist / (say 'hahtuhbeest)

noun (plural hartebeests, hartebeest)
any of various large antelope of southern Africa of the genera Alcephalus, Damaliscus and Sigmoceros, as the red hartebeest or bubal, A. buselaphus caama, having a reddish to yellowish brown coat.
{Dutch: hart (deer) beast}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • hartebeest — n. 1. large African antelope with lyre shaped horns that curve backward. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hartebeest — [här′tə bēst΄, härt′bēst΄] n. pl. hartebeests or hartebeest [obs. Afrik < harte, hart + beest, beast] any of a genus (Alcelaphus) of large, swift African antelopes with long horns curved backward at the tips …   English World dictionary

  • Hartebeest — Hartebeest, ist Antilope Caama …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Hartebeest — Hartebeest, Hirschkuhantilope, s. Antilopen, S. 577 …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Hartebeest — (holländ. deutsch, »Hirschtier«), s. Antilopen nebst Abb. 91 …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • hartebeest — 1786, from Afrikaans, from Du. hertebeest antelope, from hert hart (see HART (Cf. hart)) + beest beast, ox (in S.African Du. steer, cattle ), from M.Du. beeste, from O.Fr. beste beast (see BEAST (Cf. beast)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • hartebeest — ► NOUN ▪ a large African antelope with a long head and sloping back. ORIGIN from Dutch hert hart + beest beast …   English terms dictionary

  • Hartebeest — Taxobox name = Hartebeest status = LR/cd status system = IUCN2.3 trend = down image width = frameless regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Artiodactyla familia = Bovidae subfamilia = Alcelaphinae genus = Alcelaphus… …   Wikipedia

  • hartebeest — /hahr teuh beest , hahrt beest /, n., pl. hartebeests, (esp. collectively) hartebeest. 1. any large African antelope of the genus Alcelaphus, having ringed horns that curve backward: some species are endangered. 2. any of several related African… …   Universalium

  • Hartebeest — Hartbeest Hart beest , Hartebeest Har te*beest ( b[=e]st ), n. [D. hertebeest. See {Hart}, and {Beast}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A large South African antelope ({Alcelaphus caama}), formerly much more abundant than it is now. The face and legs are marked… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hartebeest — Hartbeest Hart beest , Hartebeest Har te*beest ( b[=e]st ), n. [D. hertebeest. See {Hart}, and {Beast}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A large South African antelope ({Alcelaphus caama}), formerly much more abundant than it is now. The face and legs are marked… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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