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munt·jac

also munt·jak  (mŭnt′jăk′)
n.
Any of several small deer of the genus Muntiacus of South and Southeast Asia, having short antlers and a barklike call. Also called barking deer.

[Dutch muntjak, from Sundanese (Malayo-Polynesian language of western Java) mencek (with e spelling (ə) and c spelling a voiced palatal stop).]

muntjac

(ˈmʌntˌdʒæk) or

muntjak

n
(Animals) any small Asian deer of the genus Muntiacus, typically having a chestnut-brown coat, small antlers, and a barklike cry. Also called: barking deer
[C18: probably changed from Javanese mindjangan deer]

munt•jac

or munt•jak

(ˈmʌnt dʒæk)

n.
any of various small deer of the genus Muntiacus, of S and SE Asia, that have a doglike bark: the males have long, tusklike canine teeth.
Also called barking deer .
[1790–1800; (< Dutch) < Sundanese mənyčək small jungle deer]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.muntjac - small Asian deer with small antlers and a cry like a barkmuntjac - small Asian deer with small antlers and a cry like a bark
cervid, deer - distinguished from Bovidae by the male's having solid deciduous antlers
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