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teledu

[ tel-i-doo ]
/ ˈtɛl ɪˌdu /
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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.
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Origin of teledu

1815–25; <Sumatran Malay tələdu (spelling teledu)
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British Dictionary definitions for teledu

teledu
/ (ˈtɛlɪˌduː) /

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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