hartebeest

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har·te·beest / ˈhärtəˌbēst; ˈhärt-/ • n. a large African antelope (genera Alcelaphus, Damaliscus, and Sigmoceros) with a long head and sloping back, related to the gnus.

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hartebeest XVIII. — Afrikaans (now hartbees), f. Du. hert HART + beest BEAST.

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hartebeest Large antelope native to sub-Saharan African grasslands. They have sharply rising horns united at the base. Length: up to 200cm (80in); height: to 150cm (60in); weight: up to 180kg (400lb). Family Bovidae.

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