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Meaning of gnu

gnu

Pronunciation: (n, ny), [key]
— pl. gnus, gnu.
  1. either of two stocky, oxlike antelopes of the genus Connochaetes, the silver-gray, white-bearded C. taurinus of the eastern African plain and the black, white-tailed C. gnou of central South Africa: recently near extinction, the South African gnu is now protected. Also called
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