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

  • n. Any of several very small African antelopes of the genus Madoqua.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small African antelope, Madaqua phillipsi.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of several small antelopes of eastern Africa of the genus Madoqua; the size of a large rabbit


Of East African origin, perhaps imitative of its cry.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Imitative of the sound made by the animal when alarmed. (Wiktionary)



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