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gnu

 (no͞o, nyo͞o)
n.
Either of two large African antelopes (Connochaetes gnou or C. taurinus) having a drooping mane and beard, a long tufted tail, and curved horns in both sexes. Also called wildebeest.

[Probably from Dutch gnoe, from Xhosa i-ngu, white-tailed gnu, from San !nu, black wildebeest.]

gnu

(nuː)
n, pl gnus or gnu
(Animals) either of two sturdy antelopes, Connochaetes taurinus (brindled gnu) or the much rarer C. gnou (white-tailed gnu), inhabiting the savannas of Africa, having an oxlike head and a long tufted tail. Also called: wildebeest
[C18: from Xhosa nqu]

gnu

(nu, nyu)

n., pl. gnus, (esp. collectively) gnu.
either of two stocky, oxlike African antelopes, the silvery gray Connochaetestaurinus or the black C. gnou.
Also called wildebeest.
[1770–80; Khoikhoi, first recorded as t'gnu]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gnu - large African antelope having a head with horns like an ox and a long tufted tailgnu - large African antelope having a head with horns like an ox and a long tufted tail
antelope - graceful Old World ruminant with long legs and horns directed upward and backward; includes gazelles; springboks; impalas; addax; gerenuks; blackbucks; dik-diks
Connochaetes, genus Connochaetes - African antelopes: gnus
Translations
نو: حيوان أفريقي يُشْبِه البَقَر
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gnugnuu
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Güney Afrika antilobu

gnu

[nuː] N (gnus or gnu (pl)) → ñu m

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[ˈnuː] ngnou m

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[nuː] ngnu m inv

gnu

(nuː) plurals gnus ~gnu noun
a type of large African antelope.
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