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  • n. A tame female elephant used as a decoy in the capture of wild male elephants.


From Bengali. (Can we verify(+) this etymology?) (Wiktionary)


  • This was Kinka, a gentle and tractable, little Indian elephant, who was well versed in the chase, and who was about as pretty and graceful as it is possible for a _koomkie_ to be.

    Rataplan, a rogue elephant; and other stories

  • He did not care for society in any shape or form, not even the society of a _koomkie_, so he took no notice of her, but, after a few minutes 'quiet contemplation, turned his head the other way.

    Rataplan, a rogue elephant; and other stories


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  • (n): a trained female elephant used to attract wild male elephants

    February 16, 2009