mouse deer

Definitions of mouse deer
  1. noun
    very small hornless deer-like ruminant of tropical Asia and west Africa
    synonyms: chevrotain
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    types:
    Tragulus kanchil, kanchil
    small chevrotain of southeastern Asia
    Tragulus Javanicus, napu
    chevrotain somewhat larger than the kanchil; found in India and Malaya
    Hyemoschus aquaticus, water chevrotain, water deer
    largest chevrotain; of marshy areas of west Africa
    type of:
    ruminant
    any of various cud-chewing hoofed mammals having a stomach divided into four (occasionally three) compartments
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