Definition of wildebeest noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

wildebeest

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈwɪldəbiːst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɪldəbiːst//
 
(pl. wildebeest)(also gnu)
 
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a large antelope with curved horns a herd of wildebeest Word Origin early 19th cent.: from Afrikaans, literally ‘wild beast’.
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