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Pronunciation: /ˈpuːkuː
 
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noun (plural pukus)

An antelope with a shaggy golden-yellow coat and short thick horns, native to wetland areas of southern Africa.
  • Kobus vardonii, family Bovidae
Example sentences
  • There are antelope species like eland, impala, puku, waterbuck, bushbuck and kudu whereas lion leopard, wild dog and hyaena are also present.
  • It is rich in game with large herds of red lechwe, puku, Defassa waterbuck, Lichstenstein's hartebeest, roan antelope, and the shy sitatunga and birdlife including the endangered wattled crane.
  • Typical animals of this pristine parkland are kudu, puku and Thornicroft's giraffe - a subspecies not found elsewhere.

Origin

late 19th century: from Zulu mpuku.

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There are 2 main definitions of puku in English:

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puku2

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Pronunciation: /ˈpʊkuː
 
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noun

NZ
A person’s stomach or belly: Uncle Pita, he had a big puku
More example sentences
  • Then you hoist the neoprene over the butt, around the puku, and with a convulsive heave you finish up looking like a stack of old tyres.
  • So Kai keeps telling me "You have a fat puku mummy."
  • If you look hard enough you can see my fat puku sticking out.

Origin

early 20th century: from Maori.

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