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or ked·dah, khed·ah

  1. (in India) an enclosure constructed to ensnare wild elephants.
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Origin of kheda

Borrowed into English from Hindi around 1790–1800
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Examples from the Web for kheda

Historical Examples

  • They call this a kheda, the term used for a beat of the forest for game.

    The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India

    R. V. Russell

British Dictionary definitions for kheda


khedah or keddah

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

from Hindi
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