[ poo-doo ]
/ ˈpu du /
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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.
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Origin of pudu
1885–90; <American Spanish <Araucanian
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British Dictionary definitions for pudu
/ (ˈpuːˌduː) /
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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