One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The common wildebeest, Connochaetes taurinus, bluish-grey or greyish-brown in colour, which is abundant on the open savannahs of southern and eastern Africa; also called brindled gnu.
Mid 19th century. Compare earlier Dutch blauw wilde beest.
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