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Definition: Cervus dama
(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.
Fallow deer \Fal"low deer`\
[So called from its fallow or pale
yellow color.] (Zo["o]l.)
A European species of deer (Cervus dama
), much smaller than
the red deer. In summer both sexes are spotted with white. It
is common in England, where it is often domesticated in the