[ger-uh-noo k, guh-ren-uh k]
- a reddish-brown antelope, Litocranius walleri, of eastern Africa, having a long, slender neck.
Origin of gerenuk
First recorded in 1890–95, gerenuk is from the Somali word gáránúug
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- a slender E African antelope, Litocranius walleri, with a long thin neck and backward-curving horns
from Somali garanug