Definition of tsessebi in English:

tsessebi

(also tsessebe, sassaby)

noun

  • A topi (antelope) of a race found mainly in southern Africa.

    • ‘But by description, the tsessebe is hartebeest in appearance and has a long face and sloping back similar to the hartebeest.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Most antelopes are good runners (the S. African sassaby, for example, is said to be faster than any horse) and many of them graze in herds on plains.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Setswana.

Pronunciation

tsessebi

/tsɛˈseɪbi/