from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various large African antelopes of the genus Alcelaphus, characterized by a reddish-brown coat and ringed, outward-curving horns.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A type of grassland antelope, Alcelaphus bucelaphus, native to parts of Africa
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. large African antelope with lyre-shaped horns that curve backward.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See hartbeest.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a large African antelope with lyre-shaped horns that curve backward
Obsolete Afrikaans, from Middle Dutch, variant of hertebeest : hert, deer; + beest, beast (from Old French beste; see beast).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Dutch hert ("hart") + beest ("beast"). (Wiktionary)