any of a family (Tragulidae) of very small, hornless ruminants of S Asia and W Africa, having a three-chambered stomach; mouse deer
Origin of chevrotainFrench chevrotin, origin, originally , fawn during first half year ; from Old French chevrot, diminutive of chèvre, she-goat ; from Classical Latin capra, feminine of caper, goat: see capriole
Any of several small deerlike hornless ruminants of the genera Hyemoschus, Moschiola, and Tragulus, native to tropical and subtropical forests of India, Southeast Asia, and west-central Africa. Also called mouse deer.
Origin of chevrotainFrench chevrotin, from Old French, diminutive of chevrot, kid, diminutive of chevre, goat, from Latin capra, she-goat, feminine of caper, goat.
Indian spotted chevrotain
French chevrotain (“little goat”), diminutive of chèvre (“goat”)