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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).]
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wildebeest

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

wildebeest

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

[ˈwɪldɪbiːst] ngnou m
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wildebeest

nGnu nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

wildebeest

[ˈwɪldɪˌbiːst] ngnu m inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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The Dash 8 aircraft with registration 5Y-SLM collided with wildebeests which were crossing the runway as aircraft landed.
The group that arrived at the Keekorok Airstrip through aboard a Safari link plane from the Jomo Kenyatta Airport was picked by 89 vehicles, and is so far the largest group to tour the Mara, not just this peak season, but also in the recent past.AFRICA TOURApart from criss-crossing the expansive reserve on game drives, the group also flew over the Mara in hot air balloons, watched the wildebeests cross the Mara River at the Lookout point and also watched sunset at the Simba Lodge hills.
Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, Ms Bogolo Kenewendo says a total of 220 blue wildebeests that were captured in Kgatleng were translocated to Khutse Game Reserve between September 6 and October 22, 2018.
The grass is so I had an panic might it start long, I suspect that the herd of wildebeests, that used to live in the undergrowth of the top lawn, have returned.
Ready to be hunted, stalked, and eaten by big cats, even targeted by crocodiles, hidden under the Mara River, as millions of wildebeests hurriedly cross the gushing river.
One of the best-known animal migrations is the great migration of wildebeests between Tanzania's Serengeti plains and Kenya's Masai Mara.
He spent a year following wildebeests, zebras and other animals trek hundreds of miles in an epic fight for survival, as well as meeting African tribespeople.
They spotted a potential quarry, a wildebeest calf, part of a small herd of wildebeests not far away.
Meanwhile, Khamis revealed the sanctuary has added two new residents - African wildebeests.
Meanwhile, Mr Khamis revealed the sanctuary has added two new residents - African wildebeests.
The hours tick by but by late afternoon, the first of the wildebeests slide down the steep bank and into the river.
A desperate fight between wildebeests and Nile crocodiles has taken place on the Mara River that runs through Tanzania and Kenya.