kudu

or koo·doo

[ koo-doo ]
/ ˈku du /

noun

a large African antelope, Tragelaphus strepsiceros, the male of which has large corkscrewlike horns.

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Origin of kudu

1770–80; <Afrikaans koedoe<Khoikhoi ǂkudu

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British Dictionary definitions for kudu

kudu

koodoo

/ (ˈkuːduː) /

noun

either of two spiral-horned antelopes, Tragelaphus strepsiceros (greater kudu) or T. imberbis (lesser kudu), which inhabit the bush of Africa

Word Origin for kudu

C18: from Afrikaans koedoe, probably from Khoi
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