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dik-dik

 (dĭk′dĭk′)
n.
Any of several very small African antelopes of the genus Madoqua.

[Of East African origin, perhaps imitative of its cry.]
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dik-dik

(ˈdɪkˌdɪk)
n
(Animals) any small antelope of the genus Madoqua, inhabiting semiarid regions of Africa, having an elongated muzzle and, in the male, small stout horns
[C19: an East African name, probably of imitative origin]
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dik-dik

(ˈdɪkˌdɪk)

n.
any tiny antelope of the genera Madoqua and Rhynchotragus, of E and SW Africa.
[1880–85; said to be a name imitative of the animal's cry, but language of orig. not ascertained]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dik-dik - any of several small antelopes of eastern Africa of the genus Madoqua; the size of a large rabbit
antelope - graceful Old World ruminant with long legs and horns directed upward and backward; includes gazelles; springboks; impalas; addax; gerenuks; blackbucks; dik-diks
genus Madoqua, Madoqua - genus comprising some small antelopes of eastern and northeastern Africa
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