noun (plural same)
A hoofed grazing or browsing animal, with branched bony antlers that are shed annually and typically borne only by the male. See also mouse deer, musk deer.
- Family Cervidae: several genera and many species
More example sentences
- The land around the ranch is a protected wintering area for elk, deer and bighorn sheep.
- Looping back around, I got a closer look at the ears and realised that it was probably a muntjac deer.
- Police said it was standard advice to cover the head of an injured deer or other animal to help reduce its stress.