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Princeton's WordNet

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

    largest chevrotain; of marshy areas of west Africa

Webster Dictionary

  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


  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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