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  • n. Sylvicapra grimmia, the common duiker.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small South African antelope (Cephalous mergens); -- called also impoon, and deloo.

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  • This species lost the name lottery five times.

    “Pleased to meet you, Cephalous mergens, or may I call you a duykerbok?”
    “There’s no need for such formality—‘duyker’ is sufficient, but most people know me as an impoon. Although you may call me a deloo, if you like.” Winks demurely*

    (It’s also known as the diving-buck, so I guess sixth time’s the charm.)

    * I know she seems coquetoonish, but that’s actually an entirely different species (although the same genus).

    September 5, 2011