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gerenuk

[ger-uh-noo k, guh-ren-uh k] /ˈgɛr əˌnʊk, gəˈrɛn ək/
noun
1.
a reddish-brown antelope, Litocranius walleri, of eastern Africa, having a long, slender neck.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; < Somali gáránúug
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gerenuk

/ˈɡɛrɪˌnʊk/
noun
1.
a slender E African antelope, Litocranius walleri, with a long thin neck and backward-curving horns
Word Origin
from Somali garanug
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((species Litocranius walleri), slender antelope, family Bovidae (order Artiodactyla), with an unusually long neck and long, slim legs.

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