hartebeest definition

  • noun:
    • some of numerous large African antelopes of this genus Alcelaphus, characterized by a reddish-brown coat and ringed, outward-curving horns.
    • a form of grassland antelope, Alcelaphus bucelaphus, native to elements of Africa
    • huge African antelope with lyre-shaped horns that curve backwards.
    • See hartbeest.
    • a large African antelope with lyre-shaped horns that curve backwards

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