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gnu
American English: /n(j)u/
British English: /(ɡ)nuː/
, /(ɡ)njuː/

Translation of gnu in Spanish:

noun plural gnus or gnu

  • Example sentences
    • In eastern Africa, they mostly hunt Thomson's gazelles, but they will also attack calves, warthogs, zebras, impalas, and the young of large antelopes such as the gnu.
    • Every February, give or take a couple of weeks, more than a million wildebeest, or gnus, gather in the south-eastern quadrant of their quasi-circular migration route.
    • With his travelling companions he stood on a hill looking down on the savannah stretching to the far horizon, gigantic herds of gazelle, antelope, gnu, zebra, and warthog grazing and moving forwards like slow rivers.

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