gerenuk
noun (plural gerenuk or gerenuks) Etymology: Somali gáránúug Date: 1895 a large-eyed antelope (Litocranius walleri) of eastern Africa with a long neck and limbs

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  • gerenuk — ger e*nuk (g[e^]r [ e]*n[oo^]k), n. A slender East African antelope ({Litocranius walleri}) with a long slim neck and backward curving horns; called also {Waller s gazelle}, and in German {Giraffengazelle}. It feeds on the foliage of bushes and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gérénuk — ● gérénuk ou guérénouk nom masculin Antilope d Afrique orientale, au cou très long, brouteuse de feuilles d arbres …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Gerenuk —   [Somali] der, (s)/ s, die Giraffengazelle. * * * Ge|re|nuk, der; [s], s [Somali]: auf den Savannen Ostafrikas lebende, mit den Gazellen verwandte Antilopenart …   Universal-Lexikon

  • gerenuk — [ger′ə nook΄] n. [< Somali garanug] a small antelope (Litocranius walleri) of E Africa, with a long neck and long legs …   English World dictionary

  • Gerenuk — Taxobox name = Gerenuk status = LR/cd | status system = IUCN2.3 trend = down image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Artiodactyla familia = Bovidae subfamilia = Antilopinae genus = Litocranius species = L …   Wikipedia

  • gerenuk — /ger euh nook , geuh ren euhk/, n. a reddish brown antelope, Litocranius walleri, of eastern Africa, having a long, slender neck. [1890 95; < Somali gáránúug] * * * ▪ mammal also called  Waller s gazelle   the longest necked member of the gazelle …   Universalium

  • Gerenuk — Giraffengazelle Giraffengazelle (Litocranius walleri) Systematik Ordnung: Paarhufer (Artiodactyla) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Gérénuk — Gazelle de Waller Pour les articles homonymes, voir Waller …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Gerenuk — Ge|re|nuk der; [s], s <über engl. gerenuk, gerenuc aus gleichbed. Somali garanug> eine Gazellenart (im Buschwald von Äthiopien bis Tansania) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • gerenuk — /ˈgɛrənʊk/ (say geruhnook) noun (plural gerenuks, gerenuk) a gazelle, Litocranius walleri, of eastern Africa, having long legs and a long slender neck. {Somali garanug} …   Australian English dictionary

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