pudu

pudu

[poo-doo]
noun
a small, hollow-toothed deer of the genus Pudu, native to the South American Andes, having a dark brown or gray coat, a small head, and spiked antlers: now greatly reduced in number; P. pudu may be at risk of extinction.

Origin:
1885–90; < American Spanish < Araucanian

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pudu (ˈpuːˌduː)
 
n
a diminutive Andean antelope, Pudu pudu, some 35 cm (13 to 14 in.) tall at the shoulder, with short straight horns and reddish-brown spotted coat
 
[C19: its native name]

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