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red deer

noun
1.
a deer, Cervus elaphus, of Europe and Asia, having a reddish-brown summer coat.
2.
the white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus, in its summer coat.
Origin of red deer
late Middle English
1425-1475
late Middle English word dating back to 1425-75

Red Deer

noun
1.
a city in S central Alberta, in W Canada.
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Examples from the Web for red deer
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  • In one year of record his score was 154 red deer and 100 stag.

    Blood and Iron John Hubert Greusel
  • The flesh of the older animals is more like that of red deer.

    The Last Voyage Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
  • I likewise saw a deer, very like a red deer, and nearly as large.

  • The boatman did not know this fable, but he did know of a red deer that came and spoke to a gentleman.

    Angling Sketches Andrew Lang
  • Thus, for a dozen reasons, trout are nigh as rare as red deer.

    Angling Sketches Andrew Lang
  • The red deer is listening most carefully, even while she is drinking!

    The Wonders of the Jungle Prince Sarath Ghosh
  • Its habits are similar to those of the red deer, and it is hunted in the same way.

    The Prairie Traveler Randolph Marcy
  • Then there was the red deer, the newest importation into those woods.

  • "He will not be asked to outrun the red deer or the wind," the stranger sneered.

    Irish Fairy Tales James Stephens
  • He caught up on a red deer, jumped over it, and left it standing.

    Irish Fairy Tales James Stephens
British Dictionary definitions for red deer

red deer

noun
1.
a large deer, Cervus elaphus, formerly widely distributed in the woodlands of Europe and Asia. The coat is reddish brown in summer and the short tail is surrounded by a patch of light-coloured hair

Red Deer

noun
1.
a town in S Alberta on the Red Deer River: trade centre for mixed farming, dairying region, and natural gas processing. Pop: 67 707 (2001)
2.
a river in W Canada, in SW Alberta, flowing southeast into the South Saskatchewan River. Length: about 620 km (385 miles)
3.
a river in W Canada, flowing east through Red Deer Lake into Lake Winnipegosis. Length: about 225 km (140 miles)
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