- resembling or characteristic of deer; deerlike.
- of deer or the deer family.
- of a deep tawny color.
Origin of cervine
1825–35; < Latin cervīnus of, pertaining to a deer, equivalent to cerv(us) deer + -īnus -ine1
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Examples from the Web for cervine
I never saw the like, except in animals of the cervine tribe.
The next stage from the rusine to the cervine or elaphine type is the rucervine.Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon
Robert A. Sterndale
- resembling or relating to a deer
- of a dark yellowish-brown colour
C19: from Latin cervīnus, from cervus a deer
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