Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several small deer of the genus Muntiacus of South and Southeast Asia, having short antlers and a barklike call.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A small deer of Java, Cervulus muntjac, belonging to the subfamily Cervulinæ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of small Asiatic deer of the genus Cervulus, esp. Cervulus muntjac, which occurs both in India and on the East Indian Islands.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of various species of east Asian deer of the genus Muntiacus, having short antlers and a barking call.

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

  • noun small Asian deer with small antlers and a cry like a bark

Etymologies

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

[Malay menjangan, deer.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Dutch muntjak, from Sundanese mencek ("small deer").

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