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dik-dik

[dik-dik] /ˈdɪkˌdɪk/
noun
1.
any antelope of the genus Madoqua or Rhynchotragus, of eastern and southwestern Africa, growing only to 14 inches (36 cm) high at the shoulder.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; said to be a name imitative of the animal's cry, but language of orig. not ascertained
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dik-dik

/ˈdɪkˌdɪk/
noun
1.
any small antelope of the genus Madoqua, inhabiting semiarid regions of Africa, having an elongated muzzle and, in the male, small stout horns
Word Origin
C19: an East African name, probably of imitative origin
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