Meaning of teledu in English:


Pronunciation /ˈtɛlɪduː/


  • A stink badger having brownish-black fur with a white stripe along the top of the head and back, native to Sumatra, Java, and Borneo.

    Mydaus javanensis, family Mustelidae

    ‘In Java and Sumatra the Teledu holds the place of the skunks in America, and may be regarded as representing them.’
    • ‘The Teledu or Malayan stink badger or mydaus javanensis, of Borneo, Sumatra, and Java has a wide stripe or a row of patches running down the back of his small body.’


Early 19th century from Javanese.