pudu

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From South American Spanish pudú, from Mapudungun pudu (small deer).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpuːduː/, /puːˈduː/

Noun[edit]

pudu (plural pudus or pudu)

  1. A very small South American deer of the genus Pudu, native to the Andes.
    • 1998, Valerius Geist, Deer of the World, p. 120:
      Whereas the southern pudu is more uniformly dark chestnut-brown, the northern form is light but has a very dark (aggressive) face in both sexes.
    • 2002, Chris Moss, The Guardian, 30 Nov 2002:
      In the undergrowth, native pudú deer scutter, lower than knee-height and wary of visitors; even shyer are the tall, elegant huemul deer, threatened almost to extinction and now only to be found high up the mountainsides.
    • 2008, Sharon R Chester, A Wildlife Guide to Chile, p. 309:
      Although protected by law, pudus are hunted locally for their hide and meat.

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

pudu m (invariable)

  1. pudú