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munt·jacalso munt·jak (mŭnt′jăk′)
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).]
(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]
or munt•jak(ˈmʌnt dʒæk)
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]