Definition of kudu in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈkuːduː
, ˈkʊdʊ

noun (plural same or kudus)

  • An African antelope that has a greyish or brownish coat with white vertical stripes, and a short bushy tail. The male has long spirally curved horns.
    • Genus Tragelaphus, family Bovidae: two species
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    • Afterwards, I sit on my terrace and watch what may be kudus, springboks or oryxes amble to the water hole.
    • Other animals, such as waterbucks, kudus, warthogs, and baboons, drank from the same troughs.
    • In some areas buffalo, kudu and common duikers are a bother.


late 18th century: from Afrikaans koedoe, from Xhosa i-qudu.

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