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wil·de·beest

 (wĭl′də-bēst′, vĭl′-)
n. pl. wil·de·beests or wildebeest
See gnu.

[Obsolete Afrikaans : Middle Dutch wild, wild + Middle Dutch beeste, beast (from Old French beste; see beast).]

wildebeest

(ˈwɪldɪˌbiːst; ˈvɪl-)
n, pl -beests or -beest
(Animals) another name for gnu
[C19: from Afrikaans, literally: wild beast]

gnu

(nu, nyu)

n., pl. gnus, (esp. collectively) gnu.
either of two stocky, oxlike African antelopes, the silvery gray Connochaetestaurinus or the black C. gnou.
Also called wildebeest.
[1770–80; Khoikhoi, first recorded as t'gnu]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wildebeest - large African antelope having a head with horns like an ox and a long tufted tailwildebeest - large African antelope having a head with horns like an ox and a long tufted tail
antelope - graceful Old World ruminant with long legs and horns directed upward and backward; includes gazelles; springboks; impalas; addax; gerenuks; blackbucks; dik-diks
Connochaetes, genus Connochaetes - African antelopes: gnus
Translations

wildebeest

[ˈwɪldɪbiːst] N (wildebeests or wildebeest (pl)) → ñu m

wildebeest

[ˈwɪldɪbiːst] ngnou m

wildebeest

nGnu nt

wildebeest

[ˈwɪldɪˌbiːst] ngnu m inv
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