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koodoo

[koo-doo] /ˈku du/
noun, plural koodoos.
1.
kudu.

kudu

or koodoo

[koo-doo] /ˈku du/
noun
1.
a large African antelope, Tragelaphus strepsiceros, the male of which has large corkscrewlike horns.
Origin of kudu
1770-1780
1770-80; < Afrikaans koedoe < Khoikhoi ǂkudu
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Examples from the Web for koodoo
Historical Examples
  • A pen had been built for the koodoo, and into this the two animals were now introduced.

    In the Wilds of Africa W.H.G. Kingston
  • koodoo, pronghorn,” said Mr Rogers, looking at the herd through his glass.

    Off to the Wilds George Manville Fenn
  • There is no mane on the back of the neck, as is the case with the koodoo.

    Bible Animals; J. G. Wood
  • I frequently came across the tracks of koodoo, but never saw one.

    Sport in Abyssinia Dermot Mayo
  • At length a single animal appeared, a koodoo buck that somehow had got mixed up with the cattle.

    Child of Storm H. Rider Haggard
  • You ought to see all daddy's trophies—beautiful pelts, koodoo horns, hides, and ivory from many a fine tusker!

    Our Little Boer Cousin Luna May Innes
  • Once or twice a big buck—an eland or a koodoo—broke cover, and at the sight of me went off snorting down the slope.

    Prester John John Buchan
  • The Hottentots eagerly devour the marrow of the koodoo and other antelopes raw, as a matter of course.

    Excursions and Poems

    Henry David Thoreau
  • From its 142 large size, and long twisted horns, it bears a strong resemblance to the koodoo of Southern Africa.

    Bible Animals; J. G. Wood
  • There we had nobler game to follow—wildebeest and hartebeest, impala, and now and then a koodoo.

    Prester John John Buchan
British Dictionary definitions for koodoo

koodoo

/ˈkuːduː/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of kudu

kudu

/ˈkuːduː/
noun
1.
either of two spiral-horned antelopes, Tragelaphus strepsiceros (greater kudu) or T. imberbis (lesser kudu), which inhabit the bush of Africa
Word Origin
C18: from Afrikaans koedoe, probably from Khoi
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Word Origin and History for koodoo

kudu

n.

African antelope, 1777, from Xosa-Kaffir iqudu.

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