pofu, noun

Forms:
Also poffo, pooffo, and with initial capital.
Origin:
Venda, Southern Sotho, Northern Sotho, seTswanaShow more Venda phofu (plural dzipofu), Southern Sotho phofu (plural diphofu), Northern Sotho nphohu (plural diphohu), seTswana phohu; cf. impofu.
eland sense 1 a.
1785, 1789 [see impofu].
[1839 W.C. Harris Wild Sports 376Boselaphus Oreas. The Impoofo, Eland of the Cape colonists. Impoofo, or Pooffo of the Bechuana and Matabili.]
[1964 E.P. Walker et al. Mammals of World II. 1419Elands..Impofu, Pofu, Siruwa (native names).]
eland1 a.
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