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  1. water chevrotain, water deer, Hyemoschus aquaticus(noun)

    largest chevrotain; of marshy areas of west Africa

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  1. Water deer

    a small Chinese deer (Hydropotes inermis). Both sexes are destitute of antlers, but the male has large, descending canine tusks

  2. Water deer

    the water chevrotain

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  1. Water deer

    The water deer, also known as the vampire deer, is a small deer superficially more similar to a musk deer than a true deer. Despite its lack of antlers and certain other anatomical anomalies—including a pair of prominent tusks, it is classified as a cervid. Its unique anatomical characteristics have caused it to be classified in its own genus. Native to China and Korea, there are two subspecies: the Chinese water deer and the Korean water deer.

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