Deerlet
Deerlet Deer"let, n. [Deer + - let.] (Zo["o]l.) A chevrotain. See {Kanchil}, and {Napu}. [1913 Webster]

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  • deerlet — Napu Na*pu , n. [Native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) A very small chevrotain ({Tragulus Javanicus}), native of Java. It is about the size of a hare, and is noted for its agility in leaping. Called also {Java musk deer}, {pygmy musk deer}, and {deerlet}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deerlet — deer·let …   English syllables

  • deerlet — ˈlə̇t noun ( s) 1. : a small deer 2. : chevrotain …   Useful english dictionary

  • water deerlet — Water chevrotain Wa ter chev ro*tain (Zo[ o]l.) A large West African chevrotain ({Hy[ae]moschus aquaticus}). It has a larger body and shorter legs than the other allied species. Called also {water deerlet}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Water deerlet — Wa ter deer let See {Water chevrotain}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hyaemoschus aquaticus — Water chevrotain Wa ter chev ro*tain (Zo[ o]l.) A large West African chevrotain ({Hy[ae]moschus aquaticus}). It has a larger body and shorter legs than the other allied species. Called also {water deerlet}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Java musk deer — Napu Na*pu , n. [Native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) A very small chevrotain ({Tragulus Javanicus}), native of Java. It is about the size of a hare, and is noted for its agility in leaping. Called also {Java musk deer}, {pygmy musk deer}, and {deerlet}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kanchil — kan chil, n. [Malay canch[=i]l.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small chevrotain of the genus {Tragulus}, esp. {Tragulus pygm[ae]us}, or {Tragulus kanchil}, inhabiting Java, Sumatra, and adjacent islands; a deerlet. It is noted for its agility and cunning. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Meminna — Me*min na, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A small deerlet, or chevrotain, of India. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Napu — Na*pu , n. [Native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) A very small chevrotain ({Tragulus Javanicus}), native of Java. It is about the size of a hare, and is noted for its agility in leaping. Called also {Java musk deer}, {pygmy musk deer}, and {deerlet}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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