Catoblephas gnu
Gnu Gnu, n. [Hottentot gnu, or nju: cf. F. gnou.] (Zo["o]l.) One of two species of large South African antelopes of the genus {Catoblephas}, having a mane and bushy tail, and curved horns in both sexes. [Written also {gnoo}.] [1913 Webster]

Note: The common gnu or wildebeest ({Catoblephas gnu}) is plain brown; the brindled gnu or blue wildebeest ({C. gorgon}) is larger, with transverse stripes of black on the neck and shoulders. [1913 Webster]


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  • Gnu — Gnu, n. [Hottentot gnu, or nju: cf. F. gnou.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of two species of large South African antelopes of the genus {Catoblephas}, having a mane and bushy tail, and curved horns in both sexes. [Written also {gnoo}.] [1913 Webster] Note: The …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • C gorgon — Gnu Gnu, n. [Hottentot gnu, or nju: cf. F. gnou.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of two species of large South African antelopes of the genus {Catoblephas}, having a mane and bushy tail, and curved horns in both sexes. [Written also {gnoo}.] [1913 Webster] Note …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gnoo — Gnu Gnu, n. [Hottentot gnu, or nju: cf. F. gnou.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of two species of large South African antelopes of the genus {Catoblephas}, having a mane and bushy tail, and curved horns in both sexes. [Written also {gnoo}.] [1913 Webster] Note …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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