Chevrotain
Chevrotain Chev`ro*tain", n. [F. chevrotin, OF. chevrot little goat, roe, dim. of chevre goat. See {Chevron}.] (Zo["o]l.) A small ruminant of the family {Tragulid[ae]} a allied to the musk deer. It inhabits Africa and the East Indies. See {Kanchil}. [1913 Webster]

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  • chevrotain — [ ʃəvrɔtɛ̃ ] n. m. • fin XVIIIe ; de chevrot, var. de chevreau ♦ Zool. Petit ruminant sans cornes (tragulidés) des forêts tropicales d Asie et d Afrique. Chevrotain de Malaisie. ⊗ HOM. Chevrotin. ● chevrotain nom masculin (de chevrotin) Petit… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • chevrotain — [shev′rə tān΄, shev′rətin] n. [Fr chevrotin, orig., fawn during first half year < OFr chevrot, dim. of chèvre, she goat < L capra, fem. of caper, goat: see CAPRIOLE] any of a family (Tragulidae) of very small, hornless ruminants of S Asia… …   English World dictionary

  • Chevrotain — kancil redirects here. For car, see Perodua Kancil. Not to be confused with deer mouse or Chevrotaine. Chevrotains Temporal range: Early Miocene–Recent …   Wikipedia

  • Chevrotain — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Chevrotain, ou chevrotin, désigne en zoologie certains petits mammifères ruminants : Chevrotain désigne certaines espèces de la famille des… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • chevrotain — /shev reuh tayn , tin/, n. any very small, deerlike ruminant of the family Tragulidae, of Africa, tropical Asia, the Malay Peninsula, etc. Also called mouse deer. [ < F, appar. Buffon s alter. of chevrotin roe deer under the age of six months,… …   Universalium

  • chevrotain — /ˈʃɛvrəteɪn/ (say shevruhtayn), / tən/ (say tuhn) noun (plural chevrotains, chevrotain) any of the very small deer of the family Tragulidae, of Asia and Africa, having long, slender limbs and hairless muzzles; mouse deer. {French, diminutive of… …   Australian English dictionary

  • chevrotain — noun Any of several small hornless ruminants, of the genera Hyemoschus and Tragulus, native to tropical rainforests. Syn: mouse deer …   Wiktionary

  • chevrotain — (che vro tin) s. m. Voy. chevrotin …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • chevrotain — small cloven footed deerlike animal of southeast Asia Unusual Animals …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • chevrotain — [ ʃɛvrəteɪn] noun a small deer like mammal with small tusks, found in tropical rainforests. [Genera Tragulus (Asia) and Hyemoschus (Africa): four species.] Origin C18: from Fr., dimin. of OFr. chevrot, dimin. of chèvre goat …   English new terms dictionary

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