any of a genus (Muntiacus) of small jungle deer of Southeast Asia and the East Indies: the males have horns and long, sharp, tusklike canine teeth
Origin of muntjac; from Jav and amp; Malay menjangan
Any of several small deer of the genus Muntiacus of South and Southeast Asia, having short antlers and a barklike call. Also called barking deer.
Origin of muntjacMalay menjangan, deer.
- Any of various species of east Asian deer of the genus Muntiacus, having short antlers and a barking call.
From Dutch muntjak, from Sundanese mencek (“small deer”).