Keitloa

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Keitloa (Zoöl) A black, two-horned, African rhinoceros (Atelodus keitloa). It has the posterior horn about as long as the anterior one, or even longer.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n keitloa The twohorned black rhinoceros of South Africa, Rhinoceros keitloa, or Sloan's rhinoceros. The two horns are of nearly equal size, attaining a length of about a foot. The animal is about 11 feet long and 5 feet high. It is ill-tempered, and a very dangerous antagonist.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Native name

Usage

In literature:

There is only one species of rhinoceros in Abyssinia; this is the two-horned black rhinoceros, known in South Africa as the keitloa.
"In the Heart of Africa" by Samuel White Baker
These four kinds are known among the natives as the "borele," the "keitloa," the "muchocho," and "kobaoba.
"The Bush Boys" by Captain Mayne Reid
These four kinds are known among the natives as the "borele," the "keitloa," the "muchocho," and "kobaoba.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
HENDRIK CHASED BY THE KEITLOA.
"The Young Yagers" by Mayne Reid
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