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Definition: Cervus macrotis
(m[=u]l), n. [F., a she-mule, L. mula, fem. of
mulus; cf. Gr. my`klos, mychlo`s. Cf. AS. m[=u]l, fr. L.
mulus. Cf. Mulatto
1. (Zo["o]l.) A hybrid animal; specifically, one generated
between an ass and a mare. Sometimes the term is applied
to the offspring of a horse and a she-ass, but that hybrid
is more properly termed a hinny
. See Hinny
Note: Mules are much used as draught animals. They are hardy,
and proverbial for stubbornness.
2. (Bot.) A plant or vegetable produced by impregnating the
pistil of one species with the pollen or fecundating dust
of another; -- called also hybrid
3. A very stubborn person.
4. A machine, used in factories, for spinning cotton, wool,
etc., into yarn or thread and winding it into cops; --
called also jenny
5. A slipper that has no fitting around the heel.
Syn: mules, scuff, scuffs.
(Zo["o]l.), a long-eared armadillo (Tatusia
hybrida), native of Buenos Ayres; -- called also mulita
See Illust. under Armadillo
(Zo["o]l.), a large deer (Cervus macrotis
) of the Western United States. The
name refers to its long ears.
(Mach.), an idle pulley for guiding a belt
which transmits motion between shafts that are not
, cotton yarn in cops, as spun on a mule; -- in
distinction from yarn spun on a throstle frame.
(d[=e]r), n. sing. & pl. [OE. der, deor, animal,
wild animal, AS. de['o]r; akin to D. dier, OFries. diar, G.
thier, tier, Icel. d[=y]r, Dan. dyr, Sw. djur, Goth. dius; of
unknown origin. [root]71.]
1. Any animal; especially, a wild animal. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
Mice and rats, and such small deer. --Shak.
The camel, that great deer. --Lindisfarne
2. (Zo["o]l.) A ruminant of the genus Cervus
, of many
species, and of related genera of the family Cervid[ae]
The males, and in some species the females, have solid
antlers, often much branched, which are shed annually.
Their flesh, for which they are hunted, is called
Note: The deer hunted in England is Cervus elaphus
also stag or red deer
; the fallow deer is Cervus dama
; the common American deer is Cervus Virginianus
; the blacktailed deer of Western North
America is Cervus Columbianus
; and the mule deer of
the same region is Cervus macrotis
. See Axis
, Mule deer
Note: Deer is much used adjectively, or as the first part of
a compound; as, deerkiller, deerslayer, deerslaying,
deer hunting, deer stealing, deerlike, etc.
(Zo["o]l.), the white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus
, formerly Hesperomys leucopus
) of America.
, petty game, not worth pursuing; -- used
metaphorically. (See citation from Shakespeare under the
first definition, above.) “Minor critics . . . can find
leisure for the chase of such small deer.”
--G. P. Marsh.