[kahyt-loh-uh, keyt-]


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of 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.

  • At this moment, as if echoing his thoughts, the keitloa began to exhibit before him one of its peculiar habits.

  • When another hour had passed, and still the keitloa kept watching him from below, he became more than uneasy—he became alarmed.

  • The white ones were called respectively “kobaoba” and “muchocho,” the black ones “borelé” and “keitloa.”

British Dictionary definitions for keitloa



a southern African variety of the black two-horned rhinoceros, Diceros bicornis

Word Origin for keitloa

C19: from Tswana khetlwa
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