gerenuk

[ ger-uh-nook, guh-ren-uhk ]
/ ˈgɛr əˌnʊk, gəˈrɛn ək /

noun

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

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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