duiker

[dahy-ker]
noun, plural duikers (especially collectively) duiker.
any of several small African antelopes of the Cephalophus, Sylvicapra, and related genera, the males and often the females having short, spikelike horns: some are endangered.

Origin:
1770–80; < Afrikaans, Dutch duiker diver, equivalent to duiken to dive (see duck2) + -er -er1

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duiker or duyker (ˈdaɪˌkə)
 
n , pl -kers, -ker
1.  Also called: duikerbok any small antelope of the genera Cephalophus and Sylvicapra, occurring throughout Africa south of the Sahara, having short straight backward-pointing horns, pointed hooves, and an arched back
2.  (South African) any of several cormorants, esp the long-tailed shag (Phalacrocorax africanus)
 
[C18: via Afrikaans from Dutch duiker diver, from duiken to dive; see duck²]
 
duyker or duyker (ˈdaɪˌkə, ˈdaɪkəbɒk)
 
n
 
[C18: via Afrikaans from Dutch duiker diver, from duiken to dive; see duck²]

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Farther still the print of a yellow-backed duiker, one of the larger forest antelope.
The snares were intended for duiker and bush pig, but with hundreds in the area, some chimps inevitably got caught.
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