pl. -·dus· or -·du·
either of two large, grayish-brown African antelopes (genus Tragelaphus), with narrow, white stripes across the back and long, twisted horns
Origin of kuduHottentot
nounpl. kudu or ku·dus also koodoo or koo·doos
Either of two large African antelopes (Tragelaphus strepsiceros or T. imberbis) having a brownish or grayish coat with white vertical stripes and, in the male, long, spirally curved horns.
Origin of kuduAfrikaans koedoe, from Xhosa i-quda, i-qudu, perhaps from Nama kudu.
- A large, striped, African antelope of the species Tragelaphus imberbis (the lesser kudu) or Tragelaphus strepsiceros (the greater kudu)
From Nama kudu-b.