Definition of chital in English:

chital

Line breaks: chi¦tal
Pronunciation: /ˈtʃiːt(ə)l
 
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noun

A deer having lyre-shaped antlers and a white-spotted fawn coat, native to India and Sri Lanka.
  • Cervus axis, family Cervidae
More example sentences
  • In addition to deer, chital and wild boar, domestic cattle are now an important item on the tiger's menu in several areas.
  • Mills has culled a great deal of data to show which ungulates form its preferred diet - chital, sambar, nilgai and barasingha, and in some forests, gaur.
  • 8 June: We arrived to find Lakshmi carrying a small chital fawn across the meadow to the upper fork of Menhar Nala.

Origin

late 19th century: from Hindi cītal, from Sanskrit citrala 'spotted', from citra 'spot, mark'.

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