from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various small antlerless deer of the family Moschidae native to Asia, the male of which has long upper canines and a gland that secretes musk.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A. small ruminant, Moschus moschiferus, of the family Cervidæ and subfamily Moschinæ, the male of which yields the scent called musk.
  • noun In an improper use, a tragulid, chevrotain, or kanchil, small ruminants of the family Tragulidæ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun small heavy-limbed upland deer of central Asia; male secretes valued musk


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