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muntjac

Definition:

a small Asian deer with small antlers and a cry like a bark

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plural:

muntjacs

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Sundanese (Austronesian language of western Java) mənyčək
(Source: Merriam-Webster)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Muntjac | Muntjacs | barking deer | Mastreani deer

small deer of the genus Muntiacus. Muntjacs are the oldest known deer, appearing 15-35 million years ago, with remains found in Miocene deposits in France, Germany and Poland. The present-day species are native to South Asia and can be found in Sri... (42 of 1825 words, 3 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Muntjac

Britannica Encyclopedia:

muntjac [mammal] | barking deer [synonym]

any of about seven species of small- to medium-sized Asiatic deer that make up the genus Muntiacus in the family Cervidae. Called barking deer because ... (25 of 296 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/397705​/muntjac

Merriam-Webster:

muntjac | barking deer | Muntiacus [genus]

any of a genus 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 ... (30 of 59 words, pronunciation, 1 image)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/muntjac

Columbia Encyclopedia:

deer | muntjac

ruminant mammal of the family Cervidae, found in most parts of the world except Australia. Antlers, solid bony outgrowths of the skull, develop in the ... (25 of 353 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0814956​.html

Collins Dictionary:

muntjac | muntjak | barking deer [synonym]

any small Asian deer of the genus "Muntiacus", typically having a chestnut-brown coat, small antlers, and a barklike cry (19 of 268 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/muntjac

Oxford Dictionary:

muntjac | barking deer [synonym, sense-specific]

a small southeastern Asian deer, the male of which has tusks, small antlers, and a doglike bark. | Genus Muntiacus, family Cervidae: several species, ... (23 of 63 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/muntjac

Random House Dictionary:

muntjac | muntjak [sense-specific] | barking deer [synonym, sense-specific]

any of various small deer of the genus "Muntiacus", of southern and eastern ... | any of the small deer of the related genus "Elaphodus", of China and ... (27 of 59 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/muntjac

New World Dictionary:

muntjac | muntjak | Muntiacus [genus]

any of a genus of small jungle deer of Southeast Asia and the East Indies: the males have horns and long, sharp, tusklike canine teeth (25 of 36 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/muntjac

American Heritage Dictionary:

muntjac | barking deer

Any of several small deer of the genus "Muntiacus" of southeast Asia and the East Indies. (16 of 29 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/muntjac

Wiktionary:

muntjac | muntjacs [plural] | barking deer [synonym] | muntjaks [plural] | Muntiacus [genus]

Any of various species of east Asian deer of the genus Muntiacus, having short antlers and a barking call. (19 of 23 words, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/muntjac

Macmillan British Dictionary:

deer [countable] | deers [plural]

a large brown animal with long thin legs. The adult male deer is called a stag and may have antlers growing from its head. The female deer is called a ... (30 of 67 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/deer

Cambridge Dictionary:

deer

a quite large animal with four legs which eats grass and leaves. The male has antlers (wide horns like branches) . The female is called a hind or a ... (29 of 53 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/deer

Encarta Dictionary:

muntjac | muntjacs [plural] | muntjak: muntjaks [plural] | muntjak: muntjak [plural] | muntjaks [plural] | muntjak [plural] | barking deer [zoology] | Muntiacus [genus]

a small deer with a reddish brown coat, a cry like a dog's bark, and small antlers. Native to: Southeast Asia. Genus Muntiacus. (23 of 56 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861631930​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Merriam-Webster:

muntjac

First use: about 1798

Origin: Sundanese (Austronesian language of western Java) mənyčək

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/muntjac

Collins Dictionary:

muntjac | muntjak

First use: 18th century

Origin: probably changed from Javanese mindjangan deer

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/muntjac

Wiktionary:

muntjac | muntjacs [plural]

Origin: Dutch muntjak, from Sundanese mencek ("small deer").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/muntjac

Oxford Dictionary:

muntjac

First use: late 18th century

Origin: Sundanese minchek

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/muntjac

New World Dictionary:

muntjac

Origin: Javanese and Malay menjangan

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/muntjac

American Heritage Dictionary:

muntjac

Origin: Malay menjangan, deer.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/muntjac

Encarta Dictionary:

muntjac | muntjacs [plural] | muntjak: muntjaks [plural] | muntjak: muntjak [plural] | muntjaks [plural] | muntjak [plural]

First use: Late 18th century

Origin: Sundanese minchek, Malay menjangan "deer"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861631930​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

muntjac

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "muntjac"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "muntjak" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/muntjac

Google Dictionary:

muntjac | muntjacs [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "muntjac"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=muntjac

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

muntjac

Audio: North American pronunciation of "muntjac"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=muntja​01 word=muntjac

YourDictionary Audio:

muntjac

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "muntjac" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/muntjac

Collins Dictionary:

muntjak | muntjac

Audio: British English pronunciation of "muntjak"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/muntjak

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