American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of several very small African antelopes of the genus Madoqua.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small African antelope, Madaqua phillipsi.
- n. A small antelope of southern and eastern Africa having an elongated snout, a brown or grey/gray coat with a white belly, and an upright tuft on the crown.
- n. any of several small antelopes of eastern Africa of the genus Madoqua; the size of a large rabbit
- Imitative of the sound made by the animal when alarmed. (Wiktionary)
- Of East African origin, perhaps imitative of its cry. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“A few species, like the greater kudu and the Damara dik-dik have even benefited from bush encroachment.”
“Two strictly endemic mammals are also found, the silver dik-dik (Madoqua piacentinii, VU) and the Somali golden mole (Chlorotalpa tytonis, CR).”
“Coffin clicked shut his phone and sat for a moment, staring at the stuffed, severed head of a dik-dik that smiled upon the wall.”
“Monogamy—an ideal behavior in many human cultures—appears in nature among only a few species, such as the jackdaw, the dik-dik, and a few kinds of termites.”
“ARBITER: I don't believe he killed a deer at all because, first of all, a dik-dik is very tiny.”
“Suspicions pattered through Anna's mind on sharp little dik-dik hooves: Barnette colluding with Herm Thorton in the death of his brother, come to warn him, come for vengeance, come for information?”
“He was already gone, like a dik-dik in the jaws of a cheetah, past fear, past caring.”
“Giraffe also lingered in the gorge, nibbling at the tops of the acacias, and sometimes small antelopes, the dik-dik and klipspringer, leaped across the rocky slopes.”
“Then, leaving Royan in camp, he led his men, burdened with the coils of rope and the pole sections of the gantry, back up the pathway to the spot where he had abseiled down into the ravine to retrieve the carcass of the dik-dik.”
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a large light-coloured antelope with curled horns. L. from an African word quoted by Pliny.
any one of a group of hollow-horned...
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