pudu

[ poo-doo ]
/ ˈpu du /

noun

a small, hollow-toothed deer of the genus Pudu, native to the South American Andes, having a dark brown or gray coat, a small head, and spiked antlers: now greatly reduced in number; P. pudu may be at risk of extinction.

Nearby words

  1. pudgy,
  2. pudic,
  3. pudovkin,
  4. pudovkin, vsevolod ilarionovich,
  5. pudsey,
  6. puducherry,
  7. puebla,
  8. pueblo,
  9. pueblos,
  10. puericulture

Origin of pudu

1885–90; < American Spanish < Araucanian

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British Dictionary definitions for pudu

pudu

/ (ˈpuːˌduː) /

noun

a diminutive Andean antelope, Pudu pudu, some 35 cm (13 to 14 in.) tall at the shoulder, with short straight horns and reddish-brown spotted coat

Word Origin for pudu

C19: its native name

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