Etymology
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hartebeest (n.)

1781, from Afrikaans, from Dutch hertebeest "antelope," from hert "hart" (see hart) + beest "beast, ox" (in South African Dutch "steer, cattle"), from Middle Dutch beeste, from Old French beste "beast" (see beast).

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Definitions of hartebeest

hartebeest (n.)
a large African antelope with lyre-shaped horns that curve backward;
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