keddah

[ked-uh]

kheda

or ked·dah, khed·ah

[ked-uh]
noun
  1. (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

Historical Examples of keddah

  • Is the family of Toomai of the Elephants to be trodden underfoot in the dirt of a Keddah?

    The Jungle Book

    Rudyard Kipling

  • 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.

  • The natives of Keddah say that this insect appears at intervals of two, three, or more years.


British Dictionary definitions for keddah

keddah

noun
  1. a variant spelling of kheda

kheda

khedah or keddah

noun
  1. (in India, Myanmar, etc) an enclosure into which wild elephants are driven to be captured

Word Origin for kheda

from Hindi
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