or ked·dah, khed·ah
- (in India) an enclosure constructed to ensnare wild elephants.
Origin of kheda
Borrowed into English from Hindi around 1790–1800
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Examples from the Web for keddah
Is the family of Toomai of the Elephants to be trodden underfoot in the dirt of a Keddah?The Jungle Book
To the bearer he added: "Bring my 8-bore and plenty of ball cartridges to the keddah."
What taught her that she'd be safe with her calf in the keddah I don't know; where she came from I don't know.
The Betta Kurumbas are, I am told, excellent elephant mahauts (drivers), and very useful at keddah (elephant-catching) operations.Castes and Tribes of Southern India
The natives of Keddah say that this insect appears at intervals of two, three, or more years.The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom
P. L. Simmonds
- a variant spelling of kheda
khedah or keddah
- (in India, Myanmar, etc) an enclosure into which wild elephants are driven to be captured
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