n. 1. large African antelope with lyre-shaped horns that curve backward.
[WordNet 1.5]




(-bst`), n. [D. hertebeest. See Hart, and Beast.] 1. (Zol.) A large South African antelope (Alcelaphus caama), formerly much more abundant than it is now. The face and legs are marked with black, the rump with white.
[Written also hartebeest, and hartebest.]

[1913 Webster]

2. Any anteleope of the genus Alcelaphus and certain species of Darnaliscus.


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