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cervine

[ sur-vahyn, -vin ]
/ ˈsɜr vaɪn, -vɪn /
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adjective

resembling or characteristic of deer; deerlike.
of deer or the deer family.
of a deep tawny color.

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Origin of cervine

First recorded in 1825–35; from Latin cervīnus “of or pertaining to a deer,” equivalent to cerv(us) “deer” + -īnus adjective suffix. See -ine1
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British Dictionary definitions for cervine

cervine
/ (ˈsɜːvaɪn) /

adjective

resembling or relating to a deer
of a dark yellowish-brown colour

Word Origin for cervine

C19: from Latin cervīnus, from cervus a deer
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