a large African antelope, Tragelaphus strepsiceros, the male of which has large corkscrewlike horns.
Also, koodoo.

1770–80; < Afrikaans koedoe < Khoikhoi ǂkudu

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kudu or koodoo (ˈkuːduː)
either of two spiral-horned antelopes, Tragelaphus strepsiceros (greater kudu) or T. imberbis (lesser kudu), which inhabit the bush of Africa
[C18: from Afrikaans koedoe, probably from Khoi]
koodoo or koodoo
[C18: from Afrikaans koedoe, probably from Khoi]

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Example sentences
He smears bitumen from an old car battery onto the end of the shaft, heats it again, and binds twine made of kudu sinew around it.
Locally extinct animals include eland, kudu, oryx and the wild dog.
They whittled one end to a point and tied bird feathers to the other with the tendons of the kudu antelope.
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