muntjac

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n muntjac small Asian deer with small antlers and a cry like a bark
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Muntjac (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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n muntjac A small deer of Java, Cervulus muntjac, belonging to the subfamily Cervulinæ. The term is extended to the several species of the same genus. They are diminutive deer, resembling to some extent musk-deer and chevrotains. The male has small simple spiked antlers and long tusk-like canine teeth; the female is hornless and without tusks. These animals inhabit southern and eastern parts of Asia as well as some of the adjacent islands. Also written muntjak, mintjac.
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Usage

In literature:

We hoped that this muntjac was going to prove a "good joss," but instead a disappointing day was in store for us.
"Camps and Trails in China" by Roy Chapman Andrews and Yvette Borup Andrews
MUNTJAC-DEER, weapons of the, ii.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex" by Charles Darwin
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In news:

BMW Motorrad Motorsport team rider David Knight has made the perfect start to his participation in the '09 British Enduro Championship by winning the opening round of the five-event series, the Diss MCC organised Muntjac Enduro.
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