kudu

noun ku·du \ˈkü-(ˌ)dü\

Definition of kudu

plural

kudu

or

kudus

also

koodoo

or

koodoos

  1. :  a large grayish brown African antelope (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) with large annulated spirally twisted horns; also :  a related antelope (T. imberbis)

Illustration of kudu

Variants of kudu

less commonly

\ˈkü-(ˌ)dü\

Origin and Etymology of kudu

Afrikaans koedoe, from Khoikhoi kudu-b, kudu-s


First Known Use: 1777


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