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”)