gnu /ˈnu ||ˈnju/
Gnu n. Zool. 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.]
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.
n : large African antelope having a head with horns like an ox
and a long tufted tail [syn: wildebeest]