gerenuk

noun
ge·​re·​nuk | \ ˈger-ə-ˌnu̇k How to pronounce gerenuk (audio) , gə-ˈre-nək How to pronounce gerenuk (audio) \
plural gerenuk or gerenuks

Definition of gerenuk

: a large-eyed antelope (Litocranius walleri) of eastern Africa with a long neck and limbs

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First Known Use of gerenuk

1895, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gerenuk

borrowed from Somali gáránúug

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“Gerenuk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gerenuk. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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