Definition of Musk deer

1. Noun. Small heavy-limbed upland deer of central Asia; male secretes valued musk.

Exact synonyms: Moschus Moschiferus
Generic synonyms: Cervid, Deer
Group relationships: Genus Moschus, Moschus



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Musk Deer

musique concrète
musiques
musit
musitian
musits
musive
musjid
musjids
musk-ox
musk-rat
musk-rats
musk cats
musk clover
musk deer (current term)
musk duck
musk ducks
musk hog
musk kangaroo
musk mallow
musk melon
musk ox
musk rose
musk sheep
musk shrew
musk thistle
musk turtle
muskadel
muskadels

Literary usage of Musk deer

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The variety which appears in commerce is a secretion of the musk-deer; ... To obtain the perfume from the musk-deer the animal is killed and the gland ..."

2. Pharmaceutical Journal by Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1856)
"In most of the hill-states the musk-deer is considered as royal property, un some, the Rajahs keep men purposely to hunt it ; and in ..."

3. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1875)
"... containing the most diminutive of ruminants, some of them no larger in the body than a hare. The napu musk deer {T. ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The Musk-deer has a wide distribution over the highlands of central and eastern Asia, ... Host of the animals of the group to which the Musk- deer belongs, ..."

5. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by William Wilson Hunter (1886)
"the musk-deer group, and like the musk-deer has no horns, but the male is furnished with canines. The antelopes, together with the goats and cattle, ..."

6. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1861)
"... of a bag or pouch beneath, the abdomen, which secretes the powerfully odoriferous substance known as musk. The true musk deer ... The napu musk deer (T. ..."

7. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The variety which appears in commerce is a secretion of the musk-deer; ... To obtain the perfume from the musk-deer the animal is killed and the gland ..."

8. Pharmaceutical Journal by Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1856)
"In most of the hill-states the musk-deer is considered as royal property, un some, the Rajahs keep men purposely to hunt it ; and in ..."

9. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1875)
"... containing the most diminutive of ruminants, some of them no larger in the body than a hare. The napu musk deer {T. ..."

10. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The Musk-deer has a wide distribution over the highlands of central and eastern Asia, ... Host of the animals of the group to which the Musk- deer belongs, ..."

11. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by William Wilson Hunter (1886)
"the musk-deer group, and like the musk-deer has no horns, but the male is furnished with canines. The antelopes, together with the goats and cattle, ..."

12. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1861)
"... of a bag or pouch beneath, the abdomen, which secretes the powerfully odoriferous substance known as musk. The true musk deer ... The napu musk deer (T. ..."

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