gerenuk

[ ger-uh-noo k, guh-ren-uh k ]
/ ˈgɛr əˌnʊk, gəˈrɛn ək /

noun

a reddish-brown antelope, Litocranius walleri, of eastern Africa, having a long, slender neck.

Nearby words

  1. gerbera,
  2. gerbert,
  3. gerbil,
  4. gerd,
  5. gerent,
  6. gerfalcon,
  7. gergiev,
  8. geriatric,
  9. geriatrician,
  10. geriatrics

Origin of gerenuk

First recorded in 1890–95, gerenuk is from the Somali word gáránúug

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British Dictionary definitions for gerenuk

gerenuk

/ (ˈɡɛrɪˌnʊk) /

noun

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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