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  1. axis deer.
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Origin of chital

< Hindi cītal; compare Sanskrit citrala variegated, cheetah
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Historical Examples

  • Hog deer are not gregarious like chital; they are usually solitary, though found occasionally in pairs.

    Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon

    Robert A. Sterndale

  • "A chital at the pool; something, perhaps a leopard hunting his supper, has startled him," he advised.

British Dictionary definitions for chital


  1. another name for axis 2
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Word Origin

from Hindi
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