mouse deer


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mouse deer


[Probably alteration of musk deer (influenced by mouse, from its small size).]

mouse deer

n
(Animals) another name for chevrotain
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mouse deer - very small hornless deer-like ruminant of tropical Asia and west Africamouse deer - very small hornless deer-like ruminant of tropical Asia and west Africa
ruminant - any of various cud-chewing hoofed mammals having a stomach divided into four (occasionally three) compartments
kanchil, Tragulus kanchil - small chevrotain of southeastern Asia
napu, Tragulus Javanicus - 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
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The female youngster, born at Chester Zoo to parents Rita and Ramos, was the first Philippines mouse deer to be born in the country.
Pilandok, the trickster mouse deer, whose tales must have tickled the fancy of poets and folklorists in the past three decades-first as the centerpiece of Rivera's Tales, then as the hero of poet Virgilio Almario's children's story for a new generation and of the animated film Pilandok and the Crocodiles.
Pelanduk kato Pelanduk Pinte meminte di Tanjung Leko Tekiel Nial Pelanduk makan di Kulam Bungo Makan kankuk ambo Kato sa'ah abang ku ngimbau Pelanduk kato pelanduk Menan Joeh di Tanjung Betan Dapet Siko pelanduk sebosa kambing Mouse deer, Mouse deer Taking short-cuts over Cape Leko (Its leg is trapped) Mouse deer eating in the flower pool Eating my kankuk flowers My older brother calls me Mouse deer Mouse deer Set a trap in Cape Betan I caught a Mouse deer the size of a goat
The mouse deer is the smallest of all deer, not much bigger than a Chihuahua but found across much of Southeast Asia's jungles.
Kancil--'people call me Kancil after the mouse deer in the fable'--finds herself struggling in a world where she will only survive if she pretends to be someone she isn't.