white-tailed gnu

noun

Definition of white-tailed gnu

: a very dark gnu (Connochaetes gnou) having a partially white tail and being formerly abundant in southern Africa but now restricted to game preserves

called also black wildebeest

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First Known Use of white-tailed gnu

1858, in the meaning defined above

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“White-tailed gnu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white-tailed%20gnu. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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