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gnu

 
pronunciation:
nu
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part of speech: noun
inflections: gnu, gnus
definition: a large mammal with a large head and long, curving horns. Gnus live in Africa and are a kind of antelope. They have a beard, a mane, and a long tail.
 
Homophone Note
The words gnu, new, and knew sound alike but have different meanings.
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Gnu is a word from the language of the Cape Bush people of South Africa.
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