Definition of pudu in US English:

pudu

noun

  • A very small and rare deer found in the lower Andes of South America.

    Genus Pudu, family Cervidae: two species

    • ‘The pudu is very secretive and little is known about it in the wild.’
    • ‘The pudu is most active during the late afternoon, evening, and morning. They often stand upright on their hind legs or jump onto fallen tree trunks in order to reach higher vegetation.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from Araucanian.

Pronunciation

pudu

/ˈpo͞odo͞o/