Definition of tsessebi in English:


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Pronunciation: /tsɛˈseɪbi
(also tsessebe or sassaby)


A topi (antelope) of a race found mainly in southern Africa.
  • Damaliscus lunatus lunatus, family Bovidae. Alternative name: bastard hartebeest
More example sentences
  • There were enough impala that soon I too was saying casually, ‘Oh, more of them,’ but there were other antelopes as well: kudu, tsessebe and red lechwe, with their horns curving madly in distinctive shapes.
  • But by description, the tsessebe is hartebeest in appearance and has a long face and sloping back similar to the hartebeest.


mid 19th century: from Setswana.

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