from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A venomous water-snake or sea-serpent of the genus Hydrophis, of the East Indian seas.
  • noun The Indian spotted deer, Axis maculata.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a large spotted deer, of genus Axis, native to India and Sri Lanka


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Hindi cītal, spotted, axis deer, from Middle Indic cittala, from Sanskrit citrala-, variegated, spotted, from citra-, bright, spotted.]


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