tel·​e·​du | \ ˈtel|əˌdü\
plural -s

Definition of teledu

: a small carnivorous mammal (Mydaus meliceps) of the mountains of Java and Sumatra resembling the badger and like the skunk secreting an offensive fluid which it can expel a short distance and being blackish brown with a yellowish white stripe down the back

called also Javanese skunk

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Malay tĕledu

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