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ku·dualso koo·doo (ko͞o′do͞o)
n. pl. kudu or ku·dus also koodoo or koo·doos
Either of two large African antelopes (Tragelaphus strepsiceros or T. imberbis) having a brownish or grayish coat with white vertical stripes and, in the male, long, spirally curved horns.
[Afrikaans koedoe, from Xhosa i-quda, i-qudu, perhaps from Nama kudu.]
(Animals) either of two spiral-horned antelopes, Tragelaphus strepsiceros (greater kudu) or T. imberbis (lesser kudu), which inhabit the bush of Africa
[C18: from Afrikaans koedoe, probably from Khoi]
or koo•doo(ˈku du)
n., pl. -dus or -doos.
either of two large African antelopes of the genus Tragelaphus, with narrow white body stripes, esp. T. strepsiceros, the male of which has large corkscrewlike horns.
[1770–80; < Afrikaans koedoe < Khoikhoi ≠kudu]
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|Noun||1.||kudu - either of two spiral-horned antelopes of the African bush|
antelope - graceful Old World ruminant with long legs and horns directed upward and backward; includes gazelles; springboks; impalas; addax; gerenuks; blackbucks; dik-diks
genus Strepsiceros, genus Tragelaphus, Strepsiceros, Tragelaphus - African antelopes: kudus; bongos; nyalas; bushbucks