Duiker definition

dīkər
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Any of various small African antelopes of the genera Cephalophus, Philantomba, or Sylvicapra, having short, backward-pointing horns and inhabiting forests or thickets.
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Any of several small African antelopes (as genera Cephalophus and Sylvicapra) common south of the Sahara.
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One of any species of small antelope of the Cephalophinae subfamily.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
duiker
Plural:
duikers

Origin of duiker

  • Afrikaans from Dutch duiken to dive from Middle Dutch dūken

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Afrikaans, itself from Dutch duiker (“diver”)

    From Wiktionary