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chevrotain


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chevrotain 
  n  :  very  small  hornless  deer-like  ruminant  of  tropical  Asia  and 
  west  Africa  [syn:  {mouse  deer}] 




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