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A gazelle (Litocranius walleri) of eastern Africa having long legs, a long slender neck, and backward-curving horns in the male.

[Somali garanūg.]


(Animals) a slender E African antelope, Litocranius walleri, with a long thin neck and backward-curving horns
[from Somali garanug]


(ˈgɛr əˌnʊk, gəˈrɛn ək)

a reddish brown antelope, Litocranius walleri, of E Africa, having a long slender neck.
[1890–95; < Somali gáránúug]
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Noun1.gerenuk - slender East African antelope with slim neck and backward-curving hornsgerenuk - slender East African antelope with slim neck and backward-curving horns
antelope - graceful Old World ruminant with long legs and horns directed upward and backward; includes gazelles; springboks; impalas; addax; gerenuks; blackbucks; dik-diks
genus Litocranius, Litocranius - antelopes of eastern Africa: gerenuks
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On my complaint about the broken horns, he answered: "No problem, Signore, there are plenty of gerenuks around here".
Next morning we went out in a Land Rover, so Francois could see the progress made on the cutlines (we saw also a good gerenuk, but could not shoot) and after an early lunch we started back, without a spare wheel, to Mogadiscio--and we arrived without difficulties, unbelievable as it might sound.
If you see a couple of gerenuks (a type of thin gazelle), nuzzling each others' heads, they aren't flirting.