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tsessebe, noun

Forms:
tsesebe, tsessabiShow more Also tsesebe, tsessabi, tsessébe, tsesseby, tssessebe, tssessbe.
Plurals:
unchanged, or tsessebes.
Origin:
seTswana
The large antelope Damaliscus lunatus of the Bovidae, reddish-brown in colour, and noted for its speed of movement; bastard hartebeast, see hartebeast sense b; bastard hartebeest, see hartebeest noun sense b; sassaby; formerly also called hartebeast (sense a), hartebeest (noun sense a).
[1801 in G.M. Theal Rec. of Cape Col. (1899) IV. 392Saw an unknown antelope called by the Boetshoeanas Tsietsebee.]
1992 S. Afr. Panorama Mar.Apr. 52Tsessebe (Damaliscus lunatus lunatus).
The large antelope Damaliscus lunatus of the Bovidae, reddish-brown in colour, and noted for its speed of movement; bastard hartebeast, see hartebeastb; bastard hartebeest, see hartebeestnounb; sassaby; formerly also called hartebeast (a), hartebeest (nouna).

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