Definition of dik-dik in English:
noun (plural same or dik-diks)
A dwarf antelope found on the dry savannah of Africa, the female of which is larger than the male.
- Genus Madoqua, family Bovidae: several species
- These species, all of which are under threat due to illegal harvesting, included Grants gazelle, Thomsons gazelle, dik-dik, eland, impala, waterbuck, warthog, plains zebra, Cape buffalo and Masai giraffe.
- Many birds and some antelopes, notably the dik-dik and the saiga, sport noses that give them an exceptional ability to regulate brain temperature and conserve water.
- All of the common herbivores (springbok are by far the most numerous) and their main predators are found here along with black faced impala, Damara dik-dik, roan antelope, red hartebeest and black rhino.
late 19th century: a local word in East Africa, imitative of its call.
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