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noun

a small, hornless deer, Moschus moschiferus, of central Asia, the male of which secretes musk: now rare.

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Origin of musk deer

First recorded in 1675–85
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musk deer

noun

a small central Asian mountain deer, Moschus moschiferus. The male has long tusklike canine teeth and secretes musk
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