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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small carnivorous mammal (Mydaus javanensis) of Sumatra, Borneo, and Java, having a blackish coat and white forehead and characteristically emitting an offensive odor when disturbed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A mammal endemic to the island of Java, taxonomic name Mydaus javanensis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An East Indian carnivore (Mydaus meliceps) allied to the badger, and noted for the very offensive odor that it emits, somewhat resembling that of a skunk. It is a native of the high mountains of Java and Sumatra, and has long, silky fur. Called also stinking badger, and stinkard.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The stinking badger of Java and Sumatra, Mydaus meliceps.

Etymologies

Malay teledu.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Malay teledu. (Wiktionary)

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