gerenuk

[ ger-uh-nook, guh-ren-uhk ]

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

Origin of gerenuk

1
First recorded in 1890–95, gerenuk is from the Somali word gáránúug

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gerenuk

/ (ˈɡɛrɪˌnʊk) /


noun
  1. a slender E African antelope, Litocranius walleri, with a long thin neck and backward-curving horns

Origin of gerenuk

1
from Somali garanug

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