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 ?
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
One could hear the scuffling, snorting pig asking for more room; the buffaloes grunting among themselves as they lurched out across the sand-bars, and the deer telling pitiful stories of their long foot-sore wanderings in quest of food.
He waited a little to enjoy the sensation he made among the deer on the opposite to lap, growling: "The jungle has become a whelping-ground for naked cubs now.
There had they built huts of bark and branches of trees, and made couches of sweet rushes spread over with skins of fallow deer.
Bara, the deer, Horta, the boar, and, best and wariest, Pacco, the zebra, were for the young, the strong, and the agile, but Numa was hungry-hungrier than he ever had been in the five short years of his life.
Zebra or deer or man, what mattered it so that it was warm flesh, red with the hot juices of life?
Upon the beach, we skinned the deer and cut away as much meat as we thought we could dispose of, and as we were again embarking to continue up the river for fresh water and fuel, we were startled by a series of screams from the bushes a short distance away.
We continued up the Tamar several miles, filled our casks, and then landed to cook some of our deer steak, and have the first square meal that had fallen to our lot since the Coldwater deserted us.
And so Billy expounded the why of like in terms of realism, in the camp by the Umpqua River, while Possum expounded it, in similar terms of fang and appetite, on the rib of deer.
They had passed; and in another minute they would have been running open-mouthed with the deer in view, had not the younger dog suddenly bounded from the course, and uttered a cry of surprise.
The dogs uttered a long and closing howl, and then breaking off together, they disappeared on the forsaken trail of the deer.