Pronunciation: (här'tu-bēst", härt'bēst"), [key]
—pl. -beests, (esp. collectively) -beest.
1. any large African antelope of the genus Alcelaphus, having ringed horns that curve backward: some species are endangered.
2. any of several related African antelopes, as certain species of the genus Damaliscus.
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