noun, plural gnus, (especially collectively) gnu.
Origin of gnu
Examples from the Web for gnus
Reuben followed suit, and the destruction wrought by the gnus was at once manifest.Under Drake's Flag|G. A. Henty
Nay, further, there are one or two species—the Gnus of South Africa—that bear a considerable resemblance to horses!Quadrupeds, What They Are and Where Found|Mayne Reid
I only hoped that the gnus had led them a long chase, and that they were far away from me.In the Wilds of Africa|W.H.G. Kingston
The quaggas and gnus, however, soon after separated, going off in different directions.Hendricks the Hunter|W.H.G. Kingston
The Gnus, Connochaetes, are familiar owing to their curious aspect.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia|Frank Evers Beddard