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Mouse deer   /maʊs dɪr/   Listen
Mouse deer

Very small hornless deer-like ruminant of tropical Asia and west Africa.  Synonym: chevrotain.

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"Mouse deer" Quotes from Famous Books

... or four brace a-piece of jungle fowl and pea fowl, as well as some black and red partridges, a hare, some pigeons, and two little mouse deer; when in a grassy hollow before us, surrounded by jungle, and interspersed with bushes of the long cockspur thorn, we saw a herd of fifty or more deer feeding quietly and not aware of our approach. It was important to get near them without being seen or winded, and to ...
— My First Voyage to Southern Seas • W.H.G. Kingston

Words linked to "Mouse deer" :   water deer, Tragulus Javanicus, Hyemoschus aquaticus, ruminant, Tragulus kanchil, Tragulidae, family Tragulidae, napu, water chevrotain, kanchil

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