chevrotain definition

  • noun:
    • any one of a few small deerlike hornless ruminants of the genera Hyemoschus and Tragulus native to the exotic rain forests of main Africa, Asia, and southeast Asia. Also called mouse deer.
    • Any of a few tiny hornless ruminants, regarding the genera Hyemoschus and Tragulus, indigenous to exotic rainforests.
    • A small ruminant of the family Tragulid√¶ a allied to the musk deer. It inhabits Africa and the East Indies. See kanchil.
    • A name of the napu and other species of hornless pygmy deer of the genus Tragulus, resembling the musk-deer and often confused with it, but belonging to a different family, Tragulid√¶.
    • very small hornless deer-like ruminant of exotic Asia and west Africa

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