greater kudu

noun

Definition of greater kudu

: a large antelope (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) of southern and eastern Africa that is typically bluish- to grayish-brown, has six to ten narrow, pale, vertical stripes on the sides, and in the male has very long spirally twisted horns This is the zoo's second birth of a greater kudu, the second-largest antelope in Africa.Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 20 Jan. 2005 — compare lesser kudu

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circa 1901, in the meaning defined above

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“Greater kudu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/greater%20kudu. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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