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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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Güney Afrika antilobu

gnu

[nuː] N (gnus or gnu (pl)) → ñu m

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[ˈnuː] ngnou m

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nGnu nt

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[nuː] ngnu m inv

gnu

(nuː) plurals gnus ~gnu noun
a type of large African antelope.
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(5) Mas conocida por sus siglas en ingles, GPL (General Public License), esta licencia fue desarrollada por la Free Sotware Foundation, dependiente del proyecto GNU (GNU's not UNIX), al que ya nos hemos referido, para garantizar la continuidad de los proyectos de software libre, al establecer que todo proyecto que utilice software libre debe ser el mismo libre (lo que se conoce como "efecto viral").
(88) Richard Stallman created the GPL in the 1980s in order to cover his GNU's Not Unix (GNU) Project to develop a free Unix clone operating system.
As you might expect, GNU is an acronym, but it is not just an ordinary acronym; it is a recursive acronym for GNU's Not UNIX.