chital

chital

[cheet-l]
noun

Origin:
< Hindi cītal; compare Sanskrit citrala variegated, cheetah

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chital (ˈtʃiːtəl)
 
n
another name for axis
 
[from Hindi]

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chital

(Cervus axis, sometimes Axis axis), Asiatic deer, belonging to the family Cervidae (order Artiodactyla). It lives in grasslands and forests in India and Sri Lanka in herds of up to 100 or more. It stands 90-95 cm (35-37 inches) at the shoulder. Its spotted coat is reddish brown above and white below. The male chital has branching, usually three-tined antlers up to 100 cm long.

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