Definition of kudu in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkuːduː/
Pronunciation: /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.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with kudu

hoodoo, voodoo

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