Definition of Hartebeest

1. Noun. A large African antelope with lyre-shaped horns that curve backward.

Generic synonyms: Antelope
Group relationships: Alcelaphus, Genus Alcelaphus



Definition of Hartebeest

1. Noun. A type of grassland antelope, ''Alcelaphus bucelaphus'', native to parts of Africa ¹

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Definition of Hartebeest

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hartebeest

harshnesses
harslet
harslets
harstigite
hart
hart's-ear
hart's-tongue
hart's-tongue fern
hart's ear
hart-tongue
hartal
hartals
hartbees
hartbeest
hartbeests
hartebeest (current term)
hartebeests
hartely
harten
hartened
hartening
hartens
harth
harts
harts clover
hartshorn
hartshorns
hartwort
hartworts

Literary usage of Hartebeest

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1. The Encyclopaedia of Sport by Frederick George Aflalo, Hedley Peek (1897)
"In its slower paces the hartebeest looks heavy and lumbering, and the novice ... It is to be remembered, however, that the hartebeest is one of the most ..."

2. A Hunter's Camp-fires by Edward John House (1909)
"They were very shy, and aptly deserved the name hartebeest (in Dutch, ... A careful broadside shot at the nearest hartebeest at this range caused both ..."

3. Shots and Snapshots in British East Africa by Edward Bennet (1914)
"They frequently associated with Jackson's hartebeest and zebra. ... There are three kinds of hartebeest found in this country, Coke's or the common ..."

4. The Big Game of Africa by Richard Tjader (1910)
"Another characteristic of the' most common, or Cook's hartebeest, ... Another thing which makes the hartebeest so different looking from all other antelopes ..."

5. Records of Big Game: With Their Distribution, Characteristics, Dimensions by Rowland Ward (1899)
"From a specimen shot by HCV Hunter. HUNTER'S hartebeest (Damaliscus hunteri). With this species we come to a group of antelopes closely allied to the true ..."

6. The Menageries.: Quadrupeds, Described and Drawn from Living Subjects.. by James Rennie (1829)
"Mr. Pringle has furnished us with the following description of the hartebeest {Antilope bubalis) which also came under his observation ..."

7. Seventeen Trips Through Somaliland and a Visit to Abyssinia: A Record of by Harald George Carlos Swayne (1900)
"The pace of the hartebeest is an ungraceful, lumbering canter, but it is probably the fleetest and most enduring of the Somali ..."

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