tufted deer


a small deer, Elaphodus cephalophus, with a distinctive tuft of hair on its head and a pair of tusklike canines, found mainly in the forested mountains of China: compared to the closely related muntjac, the tufted deer is somewhat larger and leaner with a longer neck, and the male’s antlers are barely visible.

Nearby words

  1. tuffet,
  2. tuffstone body,
  3. tuft,
  4. tufted,
  5. tufted cell,
  6. tufted duck,
  7. tufted titmouse,
  8. tufting,
  9. tufty,
  10. tug

Origin of tufted deer

First recorded in 1880–85

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