gnu

noun
\ ˈnü How to pronounce gnu (audio) also ˈnyü \
plural gnu or gnus

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Recent Examples on the Web Then cruise the Rufiji River to watch for elephants, hippos, lions, leopards, and brindled gnu. Kitson Jazynka, National Geographic, 14 June 2019 In short, no gnus is bad news—and gnu populations are on the decline. Ryan P. Smith, Smithsonian, 11 July 2018 Finally, after nearly 80 years, the Detroit Zoo has gotten some gnu animals. Bryce Airgood, Detroit Free Press, 7 June 2018 Last Tuesday, the 8-by-12-foot glass fronts came down from dioramas of lowland gorillas and takin (a gnu goat from mountainous western China), and the sweet smell of old preservative filled the air. Stephan Salisbury, Philly.com, 19 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of gnu

1777, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gnu

Khoikhoi t'gnu

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“Gnu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gnu. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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gnu

noun

English Language Learners Definition of gnu

gnu

noun
\ ˈnü How to pronounce gnu (audio) , ˈnyü \
plural gnu or gnus

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