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mouse deer

  1. chevrotain.
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Origin of mouse deer

First recorded in 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for mouse deer

Historical Examples

  • The days ran into months, the months became years, and still no mouse-deer.

    Appletons' Popular Science Monthly, December 1899


  • The Mouse-deer replied, "Assuredly it was, but I crave pardon for doing so."

  • Compare also a Borneo tale of a mouse-deer and a crocodile (Evans, 475).

    Filipino Popular Tales

    Dean S. Fansler

  • King Solomon replied, saying, "If the Mouse-deer hath done this thing wittingly, assuredly he is guilty of death."

  • Once upon a time the Mouse-deer, accompanied by many other animals, went on a fishing expedition.

    Children of Borneo

    Edwin Herbert Gomes

British Dictionary definitions for mouse deer

mouse deer

  1. another name for chevrotain
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