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Definition of "duiker" []

  • Any of various small African antelopes of the genera Cephalophus or Sylvicapra, having short, backward-pointing horns. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "duiker" in a sentence
  • "When alarmed, they plunge into the protection of dense vegetation - hence the origin of the name duiker, which means "diver.""
  • "The duiker is another little antelope that one meets frequently in the grassy places of East Africa."
  • "The word "duiker" means dive in Afrikaans, which suits the duiker as they are known for diving for cover in the forest or brush."