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gnu (n.)

ox-like South African antelope, 1777, gnoo, from Dutch gnoe, used by German traveler Georg Forster (1754-1794) to render Khoisan (Hottentot) i-ngu "wildebeest," from Southern Bushman !nu: (in which ! and : represent clicks).

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Definitions of gnu from WordNet

gnu (n.)
large African antelope having a head with horns like an ox and a long tufted tail;
Synonyms: wildebeest
From wordnet.princeton.edu