muntjac

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noun munt·jac \ˈmən(t)-ˌjak, ˈmən-ˌchak\

Definition of muntjac

  1. :  any of a genus (Muntiacus) of small deer of southeastern Asia with a cry similar to the bark of a dog and having in the male upper canine teeth elongated into small tusks —called also barking deer

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Origin and Etymology of muntjac

Sundanese (Austronesian language of western Java) mənyčək


First Known Use: circa 1798


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