[ ger-uh-nook, guh-ren-uhk ]
/ ˈgɛr əˌnʊk, gəˈrɛn ək /
a reddish-brown antelope, Litocranius walleri, of eastern Africa, having a long, slender neck.
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Origin of gerenuk
First recorded in 1890–95, gerenuk is from the Somali word gáránúug
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British Dictionary definitions for gerenuk
/ (ˈɡɛrɪˌnʊk) /
a slender E African antelope, Litocranius walleri, with a long thin neck and backward-curving horns
Word Origin for gerenuk
from Somali garanug
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