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muntjac

or munt·jak

[ muhnt-jak ]
/ ˈmʌnt dʒæk /
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noun
any of various small Asian deer of the genus Muntiacus, noted for its barking call, especially M. muntjac, of South and Southeast Asia, and M. reevesi, native to China and introduced elsewhere, including England, Belgium, and Japan: the male muntjac has a pair of sharp, tusklike canines, and its short, sharp antlers grow from bony pedicles.
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Also called barking deer.
Compare tufted deer.

Origin of muntjac

First recorded in 1790–1800; from Dutch or directly from Sundanese mənyčək “a kind of chevrotain”; the reason for subsequent application to this deer is uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for muntjac

muntjac

muntjak

/ (ˈmʌntˌdʒæk) /

noun
any small Asian deer of the genus Muntiacus, typically having a chestnut-brown coat, small antlers, and a barklike cryAlso called: barking deer

Word Origin for muntjac

C18: probably changed from Javanese mindjangan deer
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