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koodoo

[koo-doo] /ˈku du/
noun, plural koodoos.
1.
kudu.

kudu

or koodoo

[koo-doo] /ˈku du/
noun
1.
a large African antelope, Tragelaphus strepsiceros, the male of which has large corkscrewlike horns.
Origin of kudu
1770-1780
1770-80; < Afrikaans koedoe < Khoikhoi ǂkudu
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  • There we had nobler game to follow—wildebeest and hartebeest, impala, and now and then a koodoo.

    Prester John John Buchan
  • You ought to see all daddy's trophies—beautiful pelts, koodoo horns, hides, and ivory from many a fine tusker!

    Our Little Boer Cousin Luna May Innes
  • Troops of eland crossed their path now and then, and occasionally a herd of koodoo.

  • Once or twice a big buck—an eland or a koodoo—broke cover, and at the sight of me went off snorting down the slope.

    Prester John John Buchan
  • At length a single animal appeared, a koodoo buck that somehow had got mixed up with the cattle.

    Child of Storm H. Rider Haggard
  • The koodoo was at the moment in the air, clearing a pile of stones with its fore-legs tucked up underneath it.

    A Tale of Three Lions H. Rider Haggard
  • A pen had been built for the koodoo, and into this the two animals were now introduced.

    In the Wilds of Africa W.H.G. Kingston
  • Well, I made no further remark, as the occasion was too solemn for talking, but merely led the way to where the koodoo had fallen.

    A Tale of Three Lions H. Rider Haggard
  • The koodoo combines many of the characteristics of the sheep, ox, and antelope.

  • I found that the men had already dug some pitfalls, though hitherto, excepting a koodoo, nothing had been caught in them.

    In the Wilds of Africa W.H.G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for koodoo

koodoo

/ˈkuːduː/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of kudu

kudu

/ˈkuːduː/
noun
1.
either of two spiral-horned antelopes, Tragelaphus strepsiceros (greater kudu) or T. imberbis (lesser kudu), which inhabit the bush of Africa
Word Origin
C18: from Afrikaans koedoe, probably from Khoi
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Word Origin and History for koodoo

kudu

n.

African antelope, 1777, from Xosa-Kaffir iqudu.

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