Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The stag of India; the rusa deer: a large animal, supposed to be that described by Aristotle, and now known as Rusa aristotelis or Cervus hippelaphus. See Rusa.

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  • The so-called hippelaphus also has a mane on its withers, and the animal called pardion, in either case a thin mane extending from the head to the withers; the hippelaphus has, exceptionally, a beard by the larynx.

    The History of Animals

  • The only Moluccan ruminant is a deer, which was once supposed to be a distinct species, but is now generally considered to be a slight variety of the Rusa hippelaphus of Java.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • Viverra tangalunga, which has a still wider range; and (3) a Deer, which seems to be the same as the Rusa hippelaphus of Java, and was probably introduced by man at an early period.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • The horns of the hippelaphus resemble those of the gazelle.

    The History of Animals

  • Both these animals have horns and are cloven-footed; the female, however, of the hippelaphus has no horns.

    The History of Animals

  • Lemur, Tarsius spectrum, which is found in all the islands as far westward as Malacca; (2) the common Malay Civet, Viverra tangalunga, which has a still wider range; and (3) a Deer, which seems to be the same as the Rusa hippelaphus of Java, and was probably introduced by man at an early period.

    The Malay Archipelago, the land of the orang-utan and the bird of paradise; a narrative of travel, with studies of man and nature — Volume 1

  • This is the description of the common sambur deer (_Cervus hippelaphus_) best known to Europeans, and among Anglo-Indian sportsmen called "stag"; but it is to be observed that in different parts of Asia there are many different species and varieties of the sambur.

    The Plant Hunters Adventures Among the Himalaya Mountains

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