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chev·ro·tain / ˈshevrəˌtān/ • n. a small deerlike mammal (genera Moschiola and Hyemoschus, family Tragulidae) with short tusks, typically nocturnal and found in the tropical rain forests of Africa and South Asia.

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chevrotain, -tin small musk deer, XVIII. — F. chevrotain, -tin, dim. of F. chevrot, dim. of chèvre goat :- L. capra, fem. of caper (see prec.).

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chevrotain (Tragulus, Hyemoschus) See TRAGULIDAE.