Chevrotain meaning

shĕvrə-tān
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.
noun
0
0
Any of a family (Tragulidae) of very small, hornless ruminants of S Asia and W Africa, having a three-chambered stomach; mouse deer.
noun
0
0
Any of several small hornless ruminants, of the genera Hyemoschus and Tragulus, native to tropical rainforests.
noun
0
0
Advertisement

Origin of chevrotain

  • French chevrotin from Old French diminutive of chevrot kid diminutive of chevre goat from Latin capra she-goat feminine of caper goat

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French chevrotain (“little goat”), diminutive of chèvre (“goat”)

    From Wiktionary