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)).

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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 — ► 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 — Kuhantilope Kuhantilope (Alcelaphus buselaphus), westafrikanische Unterart Systematik Ordnung: Paarhufer ( …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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