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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
pakůň hřívnatý
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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.
References in classic literature ?
But those who were gathered together shivered with fear when they heard their words, for they knew well that many a man would be switched with the gnu's tail before the sun sank once more.
For till this hour, when a man was swept with the gnu's tail of the Isanusi that was the instant of his death.
Smith, two others, the hippopotamus, the giraffe, the bos caffer -- as large as a full-grown bull, and the elan -- but little less, two zebras, and the quaccha, two gnus, and several antelopes even larger than these latter animals.
(378) See GNU General Public License, supra note 2 (banning individuals from moditying the terms of the GPL).
Reu the Gnu features a poem and colourful illustrations by illustrated by Chay Hawes.
According to Nathan Sidwell, Director of Sourcery Services at Mentor Embedded, their experimental version of a GNU OpenACC enabled compiler is expected be available in Q4 of 2014.
However, the stable macroeconomic environment enjoyed during the short-lived GNU is fading into a distant memory as businesses, and by extension, ordinary citizens are beginning to feel the effects of a disputed election.
"GNU will meet electronically in the main and has a face-to-face meeting planned for September 2014, by which time we hope to have recruited even more nurses' unions to the global union," she said.
CONTACTS: Grown Skis, www.grownskis.com; Movement Skis, www.movementskis.com; Lucky Snowboards, www.luckysnowboards.com; Gnu Snowboards, www.gnu.com; Burton Snowboards, www.burton.com; K2 Sports, www.k2.com; Arbor Collective, www.arborcollective.com; Salomon, www.salomon.com.
The report was presented during a press conference held today at the (GNU) headquarters chaired by Head of the Human Rights Committee Dr Adel Abdullah and in the presence of President of the GNU Dr Abdulatif Al Mahmood.
They prefer to call the resultant distribution of kernel and software running on the kernel as GNU/Linux since it is a combination of GNU software and the Linux kernel.
THE Crist family worked at a zoo, and each year they predicted the general luck and overall mood of the year by watching the the gnu.