Pronunciation: (ki-kOO'yOO),[key] —n., —pl.-yus,(esp. collectively)-yu. 1. a member of an indigenous people of Kenya having an agricultural economy and notable as being the originators of the Mau Mau.
2. the language of the Kikuyu, a Bantu language.
3. (usually l.c.) Also called kiku'yu grass". a grass, Pennisetum clandestinum, native to southern Africa, sometimes used in warm climates for lawns or as pasturage.