teledu

teledu

[tel-i-doo]
noun
a small, dark-brown, badgerlike mammal, Mydaus javensis, of the mountains of Java, Sumatra, and Borneo, having a white stripe down the back, and ejecting a foul-smelling secretion when alarmed.

Origin:
1815–25; < Sumatran Malay tələdu (spelling teledu)

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teledu (ˈtɛlɪˌduː)
 
n
a badger, Mydaus javanensis, of SE Asia and Indonesia, having dark brown hair with a white stripe along the back and producing a fetid secretion from the anal glands when attacked
 
[C19: from Malay]

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