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hartebeest

[hahr-tuh-beest, hahrt-beest] /ˈhɑr təˌbist, ˈhɑrtˌbist/
noun, plural hartebeests (especially 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 antelopes, as certain species of the genus Damaliscus.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; < Afrikaans; see hart, beast
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hartebeest

/ˈhɑːtɪˌbiːst/
noun
1.
either of two large African antelopes, Alcelaphus buselaphus or A. lichtensteini, having an elongated muzzle, lyre-shaped horns, and a fawn-coloured coat
2.
any similar and related animal, such as Damaliscus hunteri (Hunter's hartebeest)
Word Origin
C18: via Afrikaans from Dutch; see hart, beast
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Word Origin and History for hartebeest
n.

1786, from Afrikaans, from Dutch hertebeest "antelope," from hert "hart" (see hart) + beest "beast, ox" (in S.African Dutch "steer, cattle"), from Middle Dutch beeste, from Old French beste "beast" (see beast).

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