deer


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deer

any of the ruminant quadrupeds included in the family Cervidae.

deer

the Cervidae family. Includes 17 genera and 53 species. The principal members are deer, elk, reindeer, wapitii, muntjack and sika. The common species are: black-tailed deer (odocoileushemionus columbiana), Columbian white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus, Dama virginianus); chevrotain (Tragulus spp.); mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus); muntjac (Muntiacus spp.); père david's deer (Elaphurus davidianus); fallow deer (Dama dama); roe deer (Capreolus capreolus); axis deer (Axis axis); reindeer or caribou (Rangifer tarandus); red deer (Cervus elaphus); sambar deer (Rusa unicolor); wapiti (Cervus canadensis) called also American elk; hog deer (Axis porcinus); american moose (Alces americana).

deer herpesvirus (DHV)
the pathogenicity is unknown.
References in classic literature ?
The King knows that I am looking after his deer for him; and therefore we must stay you.
Big words never killed so much as a mouse--least of all yon deer which has got away while you were filling all the woods with your noisy breath.
let us after the deer of which I spoiled your stalking.
repeated the agitated Judge; “I here give thee a right to shoot deer, or bears, or anything thou pleasest in my woods, forever.
But if there’s a law about it at all, though who ever heard of a law that a man shouldn’t kill deer where he pleased
Nor was it long before his trained senses convinced him that the footfalls were those of Bara, the deer, in rapid flight.
The peculiar note in the roar of his hereditary enemy aroused a desire to investigate, and so, throwing the carcass of Bara, the deer, across his shoulder, the ape-man took to the lower terraces of the forest and moved quickly in the direction from which the sound had come, which was in line with the trail he had set out upon.
Leastwise," muttered he to himself, "I and my friends do take good care of our good sovereign's deer.
I will follow thee to the ends of the earth, good master, and not a herd of dun deer in all the forest but shall know the sound of the twang of my bowstring.
We are under one Law, indeed," said Bagheera, wading into the water and looking across at the lines of clicking horns and starting eyes where the deer and the pig pushed each other to and fro.
The quick-spread ears of the deer caught the last sentence, and a frightened whisper ran along the ranks.
There is but one deer, and he is dead," said the Indian, bending his body till his ear nearly touched the earth.