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black-tailed deer

[ blak-teyld ]
/ ˈblækˌteɪld /

noun

a variety of mule deer, Odocoileus hemionus columbianus, of the western slope of the Rocky Mountains, having a tail that is black above.

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Nearby words

black-letter day, black-light trap, black-market, black-marketeer, black-on-black, black-tailed deer, black-tie, black-water fever, blackacre, blackamoor, blackback flounder
Also blacktail deer [blak-teyl] /ˈblækˌteɪl/.

Origin of black-tailed deer

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10
Also called black·tail.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019