musk deer


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musk deer

n.
Any of various small antlerless deer of the family Moschidae native to Asia, the male of which has long upper canines and a gland that secretes musk.

musk deer

n
(Animals) a small central Asian mountain deer, Moschus moschiferus. The male has long tusklike canine teeth and secretes musk

musk′ deer`


n.
a small, antlerless deer, Moschus moschiferus, of central Asia: the male has tusks and secretes musk.
[1675–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.musk deer - small heavy-limbed upland deer of central Asiamusk deer - small heavy-limbed upland deer of central Asia; male secretes valued musk
cervid, deer - distinguished from Bovidae by the male's having solid deciduous antlers
genus Moschus, Moschus - musk deer
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Their clothes and their letters reek with the foetid secretion of the musk deer.
She resented it by drawing her own conclusion from what he had said of the ladies and the musk deer.
The Kashmir grey langur, Indus dolphin, finback whale, Balochistan bear, musk deer, hog deer, Indian pangolin, Egyptian vulture, green turtle and Indian narrow-headed turtle are endangered.
Besides the Himalayan brown and black bear, other rare wildlife mammal species found in these rocky regions at altitudes of 2,800 metres or about 9,100 feet are the snow leopard, Tibetan wolf, blue sheep, ibex, red fox, musk deer, marmot, pika, weasel, palm civet, and yellow throated marten, besides 85 bird species, including the Himalayan griffon and bearded vulture.
The following year he asked the chief magistrate of the town, Ishida Mokusuke, to present Chinese umbrellas, ten candles, and two live musk deer, together with the tea-leaf jars to Lord Hideyoshi.
While giving the detail of 23 perdicted animals facing extinction in Pakistan, Dr Ijaz said that these included Mountain weasel, Mountain sheep, Asian black bear, Black finless porpoise, Burrowing vole, Kashmir vole, European otter, Marbled polecat,Fishing cat, Goitered gazelle, Himalayan Musk Deer, Indian pangolin, Chinese white dolphin, Indus river dolphin, Kashmir Muskdeer, Hairy-footed gerbil, Markhor,Pallas's cat, Red deer, Sand cat, Smooth-coated otter, Wild goat.
The seemliness of Sassui in the eyes of Bhittai can be seen for the similes he has conferred upon Sassui including Huma bird, which has never touched earth but still regarded as beautiful and charming bird of the earth by the earth dwellers another distinction he decorates with Sassui is of musk Deer, fragrance of its musk oozed from its navel aromas world but herself short of smelling it.
We studied feeding intake and food selection of nine captive forest musk deer (Moschus berezovskii) offered 17 species of plants in China.
Mainstreaming biodiversity conservation considerations into energy sector operations at project demonstration sites alone will ensure population stability of a number of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List species, including: Hooded Crane, Siberian Musk Deer, Siberian Grouse, European Otter, and Atlantic Salmon.
The Chinese forest musk deer (Moschus berezovskii) is an endangered mammal that dwells in the alpine forests.
The cameras are installed in winter keeping in mind that snow leopards and musk deer usually migrate to lower altitude, due to heavy snowfall in higher reaches, for food.
Himalayan ibex (Capra ibex sibirica) Blue sheep (Pseudois nayaur) Astore markhor (Capra falconeri falconeri) Ladakh urial (Ovis vignei) Marco polo sheep (Ovis ammon polii) and Himalayan musk deer (Moschus chrysogaster) in Gilgit-Baltistan.