Chevrotain Definition

shĕvrə-tān
noun
Any of a family (Tragulidae) of very small, hornless ruminants of S Asia and W Africa, having a three-chambered stomach; mouse deer.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
mouse-deer

Other Word Forms of Chevrotain

Noun

Singular:
chevrotain
Plural:
chevrotains

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

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