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noun (plural same or reindeers)
- a deer of the tundra and subarctic regions of Eurasia and North America, both sexes of which have large branching antlers. Most Eurasian reindeer are domesticated and used for drawing sleds and as a source of milk, flesh, and hide.
- Genus Rangifer, family Cervidae: several species, in particular R. tarandus
late Middle English: from Old Norse hreindýri, from hreinn 'reindeer' + dýr 'deer'