[ tel-i-doo ]
/ ˈtɛl ɪˌdu /
a small, dark-brown, badgerlike mammal, Mydaus javensis, of the mountains of Java, Sumatra, and Borneo, having a white stripe down the back, and ejecting a foul-smelling secretion when alarmed.
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Origin of teledu
1815–25; <Sumatran Malay tələdu (spelling teledu)
Words nearby teledu
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Example sentences from the Web for teledu
The teledu of Java (Mydaus meliceps) is the worst of the family in this respect, and almost equals the skunk.Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon|Robert A. Sterndale
This animal has an upturned snout, which is described as closely resembling that of Mydaus, the Teledu.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia|Frank Evers Beddard
British Dictionary definitions for teledu
/ (ˈtɛlɪˌduː) /
a badger, Mydaus javanensis, of SE Asia and Indonesia, having dark brown hair with a white stripe along the back and producing a fetid secretion from the anal glands when attacked
Word Origin for teledu
C19: from Malay
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