Definition of teledu in English:


Line breaks: tel¦edu
Pronunciation: /ˈtɛlɪduː


A stink badger having brownish-black fur with a white stripe along the top of the head and back, native to Sumatra, Java, and Borneo.
  • Mydaus javanensis, family Mustelidae
More example sentences
  • In Java and Sumatra the Teledu holds the place of the skunks in America, and may be regarded as representing them.
  • The Teledu or Malayan stink badger or mydaus javanensis, of Borneo, Sumatra, and Java has a wide stripe or a row of patches running down the back of his small body.


early 19th century: from Javanese.

Definition of teledu in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day retroflex
Pronunciation: ˈrɛtrə(ʊ)flɛks
turned backwards