Either of two species of very small deer (Pudu mephistophiles or P. puda) native to South America, having a stocky reddish-brown body and short, unbranched antlers in the male.
[Mapuche püdü, püdu.]
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(Animals) a diminutive Andean antelope, Pudu pudu, some 35 cm (13 to 14 in.) tall at the shoulder, with short straight horns and reddish-brown spotted coat
[C19: its native name]
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