gnu

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noun \ ˈnü also ˈnyü \

Definition of gnu

plural gnu or gnus

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Origin and Etymology of gnu

Khoikhoi t'gnu


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gnu

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noun \ ˈnü , ˈnyü \

Definition of gnu for Students

plural gnu or gnus


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