- a variety of the black rhinoceros having the posterior horn equal to or longer than the anterior horn.
Origin of keitloa
1830–40; said to be < Setswana
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Examples from the Web for keitloa
Until the keitloa should leave the spot, there was not the slightest hope of his escaping.
Had it been borelé or keitloa there would have been nothing strange in it.
The white ones were called respectively “kobaoba” and “muchocho,” the black ones “borelé” and “keitloa.”
Their food was principally grass, while the borelé and keitloa browse upon the tender shoots and leaves of bushes.
At this moment, as if echoing his thoughts, the keitloa began to exhibit before him one of its peculiar habits.
- a southern African variety of the black two-horned rhinoceros, Diceros bicornis
C19: from Tswana khetlwa
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