/tel"i dooh'/, n.
a small, dark-brown, badgerlike mammal, Mydaus javensis, of the mountains of Java, Sumatra, and Borneo, having a white stripe down the back, and ejecting a foul-smelling secretion when alarmed.
[1815-25; < Sumatran Malay taladu (sp. teledu)]

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also called  Skunk Badger, or Malayan Stink Badger,  

      species of badger (q.v.) found in Southeast Asia.

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(Mydaus meliceps)

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  • Teledu — Tel e*du, n. (Zo[ o]l.) 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Teledu — Teledu, eine Art Halbdachs, s.d …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Teledu — Teledu, s. Stinkdachs …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Teledu — Teledu, s. Stinkdachs [Abb. 1813] …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • teledu — [tel′ə do͞o΄] n. [Malay] a small, badgerlike, burrowing carnivore (Mydaus javanensis), that ejects a vile smelling fluid when molested: native to Java, Borneo, and Sumatra …   English World dictionary

  • teledu — noun A mammal endemic to the island of Java, taxonomic name Mydaus javanensis. Syn: Indonesian stink badger, Javan stink badger, Malay stink badger, Sunda stink badger …   Wiktionary

  • teledu — n. Stinkard (Mydaus meliceps) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • teledu — tel·e·du …   English syllables

  • teledu — /ˈtɛlədu/ (say teluhdooh) noun a small badger like mammal, Mydaus javanensis, of the mountains of Java, Sumatra, and Borneo, which (like the skunk) ejects a fetid secretion, and which is coloured like the skunk but has a short tail. {Malay} …  

  • teledu —   n. Javanese skunk …   Dictionary of difficult words

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