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Meaning of hartebeest

har•te•beest

Pronunciation: (här'tu-bēst", härt'bēst"), [key]
— pl. -beests, -beest.
  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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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