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hartebeast, noun

Forms:
Also haartbeast, hartbeast.
Origin:
South African DutchShow more Partial translation of South African Dutch hartebeest, see hartebeest noun.
obs.
a. hartebeest noun sense a.
[1731 G. Medley tr. of P. Kolben’s Present State of Cape of G.H. II. 126The Hart of the Hottentot Countries differs from the European Hart only in the Horns.]
1887 A.A. Anderson 25 Yrs in Waggon I. 210Hartebeast, giraffes, and grysbok..are all to be found.
b. With qualifying word: bastard hartebeast [see Bastard adjective], the tsessebe, Damaliscus lunatus.
1835 A. Smith Diary (1940) II. 42A large troop of bastard hartebeast were seen close to where we halted last night.
hartebeestnouna.
With qualifying word: bastard hartebeastsee Bastardadjective, the tsessebe, Damaliscus lunatus.

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