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duiker

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noun dui·ker \ˈdī-kər\

Definition of duiker

  1. :  any of several small African antelopes comprising two genera (Cephalophus and Sylvicapra)



Origin and Etymology of duiker

Afrikaans, literally, diver, from duik to dive, from Middle Dutch dūken; akin to Old High German tūhhan to dive — more at duck


First Known Use: 1777


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