musk deer
noun Date: 1681 any of a genus (Moschus) of small heavy-limbed hornless deer of central Asian uplands with tusked musk-producing males

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  • Musk deer — Temporal range: Early Miocene–Recent …   Wikipedia

  • Musk deer — Musk Musk (m[u^]sk), n. [F. musc, L. muscus, Per. musk, fr. Skr. mushka testicle, orig., a little mouse. See {Mouse}, and cd. {Abelmosk}, {Muscadel}, {Muscovy duck}, {Nutmeg}.] 1. A substance of a reddish brown color, and when fresh of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • musk deer — musk′ deer n. mam a small, antlerless deer, Moschus moschiferus, of central Asia: the male has tusks and secretes musk • Etymology: 1675–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • musk deer — ► NOUN ▪ a small East Asian deer, the male of which produces musk in an abdominal sac …   English terms dictionary

  • musk deer — n. a small, hornless deer (Moschus moschiferus) of the uplands of central Asia: the male secretes musk and has tusklike upper canines …   English World dictionary

  • musk deer — noun small heavy limbed upland deer of central Asia; male secretes valued musk • Syn: ↑Moschus moschiferus • Hypernyms: ↑deer, ↑cervid • Member Holonyms: ↑Moschus, ↑genus Moschus * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • musk deer — a small, hornless deer, Moschus moschiferus, of central Asia, the male of which secretes musk: now rare. [1675 85] * * * ▪ mammal  (species Moschus moschiferus), small, compact deer, family Cervidae (order Artiodactyla). A solitary, shy animal,… …   Universalium

  • musk deer — kabargos statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas gentis apibrėžtis Gentyje 4 rūšys. Paplitimo arealas – R. Azija, Himalajai. atitikmenys: lot. Moschus angl. musk deer; musk deer vok. Moschustiere rus. кабарги pranc. porte muscs… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • musk-deer — kabargos statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas gentis apibrėžtis Gentyje 4 rūšys. Paplitimo arealas – R. Azija, Himalajai. atitikmenys: lot. Moschus angl. musk deer; musk deer vok. Moschustiere rus. кабарги pranc. porte muscs… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • musk deer — kabarga statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Moschus moschiferus angl. musk deer; Siberian musk deer vok. Moschushirsch; Moschustier rus. кабарга; сибирская кабарга pranc. musc; porte musc ryšiai:… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • musk deer — /ˈmʌsk dɪə/ (say musk dear) noun any of various small, hornless deer of the family Moschidae, especially Moschus moschiferus, of mountainous taiga regions of central Asia, the male of which secretes musk and has large canine teeth …   Australian English dictionary

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