American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Variant of kudu.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The striped antelope, Antilope strepsiceros or Strepsiceros kudu, found in many parts of Africa from Abyssinia to Cape Colony. It is much hunted, and has been almost exterminated in the latter region. The koodoo is a large handsome animal, the male standing about 13 hands high at the withers, with horns 3 or even 4 feet long, spirally twisted, and 2½ feet apart at their sharp points. The coat of old males is grayish-brown, indistinctly marked; that of young males and of females is a more reddish brown, with 8 or 10 long white stripes on each side. The koodoo frequents covered country, especially in the vicinity of rivers. Also koodo, kudu, coudou.
- n. One of the bushbucks, Tragelaphus selousi, which inhabits the swampy regions of central and eastern Africa.
- n. dated Alternative form of kudu.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A large South African antelope (Strepsiceros kudu). The males have graceful spiral horns, sometimes four feet long. The general color is reddish or grayish brown, with eight or nine white bands on each side, and a pale dorsal stripe. The old males become dark bluish gray, due to the skin showing through the hair. The females are hornless. Called also
- n. either of two spiral-horned antelopes of the African bush
- From Nama kudu-b. (Wiktionary)
“There we had nobler game to follow — wildebeest and hartebeest, impala, and now and then a koodoo.”
“Once or twice a big buck — an eland or a koodoo — broke cover, and at the sight of me went off snorting down the slope.”
“The koodoo is remarkably fond of the green stalks of this kind of millet.”
“It is of a grayish-brown color, and has horns twisted in the manner of a koodoo, but much smaller, and with”
“The koodoo, or tolo, seemed smaller, too, than those we had been accustomed to see.”
“It was marked with narrow white bands across the body, exactly like those of the koodoo, and had a black patch of more than a handbreadth on the outer side of the fore-arm.”
“The Hottentots eagerly devour the marrow of the koodoo and other antelopes raw, as a matter of course.”
“As he raced with the speed of a koodoo through the plantation he saw the glow of fire ahead and heard the moan of some terrible monster near him.”
“Our padre, Father Mathews, presented us with a very fine pair of koodoo horns which he picked up at a store while we were here.”
“There we had nobler game to follow -- wildebeest and hartebeest, impala, and now and then a koodoo.”
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