Definition of rusa in English:

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rusa

Pronunciation: /ˈruːsə/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

(also rusa deer)

noun

An Indonesian deer with a brown coat and branched antlers.
  • Cervus timorensis, family Cervidae.
Example sentences
  • These are what give the babirusa its name: babi means pig and rusa deer in the local language.
  • He had described nine species of rusa deer from Batangas on Luzon in the Philippines, four more from nearby Tarlac, and seven more from Neuva Ecija.

Origin

Late 18th century: modern Latin (former genus name), from Malay.

Words that rhyme with rusa

Abu Musa, Appaloosa, babirusa, inducer, introducer, juicer, producer, reducer, seducer, sprucer, traducer

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