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

Illustration of gerenuk

Illustration of gerenuk

Word History


borrowed from Somali gáránúug

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gerenuk was in 1895

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“Gerenuk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

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