Definition of Teledu

1. n. 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 long, silky fur. Called also stinking badger, and stinkard.



Definition of Teledu

1. Noun. A mammal endemic to the island of Java, taxonomic name ''Mydaus javanensis''. ¹

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Definition of Teledu

1. a carnivorous mammal [n -S]

Medical Definition of Teledu

1. An East Indian carnivore (Mydaus meliceps) allied to the badger, and noted for the very offensive odour that it emits, somewhat resembling that of a skunk. It is a native of the high mountains of Java and Sumatra, and has long, silky fur. Synonym: stinking badger, and stinkard. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Teledu

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1. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1827)
"The teledu," says Dr. Horsfield, " has a peculiar external character and physiognomy. Although it generally agrees in size with the Polecats of Europe and ..."

2. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1867)
"This is the teledu of the Javanese east of Cheribon ; Seng-gung of the Suuda Javanese of the mountainous districts from Cheribon to Bantam ..."

3. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1862)
"... and in 1807 he edited his works in 13 vols. 8vo. HH " Life and Correspondence" was published br his son (2 vols., London, 1837). teledu ..."

4. Natural History: Or, Second Division of "The English Encyclopedia" edited by Charles Knight (1867)
"The entire neighbourhood of a village is sometimes infected by the odour of an irritated teledu; and it is so powerful in the immediate vicinity of the ..."

5. Sketches in Natural History: History of the Mammalia by Charles Knight (1849)
"In Java and Sumatra the teledu holds the place of the skunks in America, and may be regarded as representing them ; it agrees with them in dentition and ..."

6. Wood's Animal Kingdom: Illustrated by John George Wood (1870)
"The colour of the teledu is a blackish brown, with the exception of the fur upon ... In the whole aspect of the teledu there is a great resemblance to the ..."

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