Definition of teledu in English:

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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.
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.

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