gerenuk

gerenuk

[ger-uh-nook, guh-ren-uhk]
noun
a reddish-brown antelope, Litocranius walleri, of eastern Africa, having a long, slender neck.

Origin:
1890–95; < Somali gáránúug

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gerenuk (ˈɡɛrɪˌnʊk)
 
n
a slender E African antelope, Litocranius walleri, with a long thin neck and backward-curving horns
 
[from Somali garanug]

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gerenuk

((species Litocranius walleri), slender antelope, family Bovidae (order Artiodactyla), with an unusually long neck and long, slim legs.

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