from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See chevrotain.

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  • n. A chevrotain.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a chevrotain, as the kanchil.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A chevrotain or tragulid: a small deer-like ruminant of the family Tragulid├Ž.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. very small hornless deer-like ruminant of tropical Asia and west Africa


Probably alteration of musk deer (influenced by mouse, from its small size).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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