Definition of red deer in English:

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red deer

Pronunciation: /ˈˌred ˈdi(ə)r/


A deer with a rich red-brown summer coat that turns dull brownish-gray in winter, the male having large branched antlers. It is native to North America, Eurasia, and North Africa.
  • Cervus elaphus, family Cervidae. Compare with elk.
Example sentences
  • During the past 10 years, an average of 35 red deer, 50 roe deer, and 100 wild boar were hunted annually.
  • They preyed on roe deer, red deer, and wild boar, but were also much loathed and dreaded for their depredations against livestock, especially sheep.
  • My first encounter with a rare herd of red deer wintering in the Austrian Alps came after a four-hour ascent on skis through snowed-in forests and steep terrain.

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