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har·te·beest

 (här′tə-bēst′, härt′bēst′)
n. pl. har·te·beests or hartebeest
Any of various large African antelopes of the genus Alcelaphus, having a tan to reddish-brown coat, a long narrow head, and ringed, outward-curving horns.

[Obsolete Afrikaans, from Middle Dutch, variant of hertebeest : hert, deer; see ker- in Indo-European roots + beest, beast (from Old French beste; see beast).]

hartebeest

(ˈhɑːtɪˌbiːst) or

hartbeest

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

har•te•beest

(ˈhɑr təˌbist, ˈhɑrtˌbist)

n., pl. -beests, (esp. collectively) -beest.
any large African antelope of the genus Alcelaphus, having ringed horns that curve backward.
[1780–90; < Afrikaans]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hartebeest - a large African antelope with lyre-shaped horns that curve backward
antelope - graceful Old World ruminant with long legs and horns directed upward and backward; includes gazelles; springboks; impalas; addax; gerenuks; blackbucks; dik-diks
Alcelaphus, genus Alcelaphus - African antelopes: hartebeests
Translations

hartebeest

[ˈhɑːtɪˌbiːst] nalcelafo
References in classic literature ?
Beyond, grazing herds of zebra, hartebeest, and topi dotted the level landscape, while closer to the river a bull buffalo, his head and shoulders protruding from the reeds watched the advancing blacks for a moment, only to turn at last and disappear into the safety of his dank and gloomy retreat.
Cuba is expecting an incredible collection of exotic animals -- not just the familiar lions and rhinos and cheetahs, but also plenty of species most of us have never heard of: gemsbock, springbok, eland and kudu; cat-like caracals with ridiculously pointy ears; golden-brown hartebeests with Z-shaped horns; honey badgers with menacing fangs and funny white toupees.
Sometimes I stayed on stand all day, and throughout the day, hartebeests, elands, kudus, gemsbok, warthogs, and other game surrounded me, often coming within 4 to 5 yards.