teledu

[tel-i-doo]
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noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. telecopier,
  2. telecottage,
  3. telecourse,
  4. telediagnosis,
  5. teledrama,
  6. telefacsimile,
  7. telefeature,
  8. teleferic,
  9. telefilm,
  10. telefoto

Origin of teledu

1815–25; < Sumatran Malay tələdu (spelling teledu)

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teledu

noun

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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