cervine

[sur-vahyn, -vin]

Origin of cervine

1825–35; < Latin cervīnus of, pertaining to a deer, equivalent to cerv(us) deer + -īnus -ine1
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cervine

adjective
  1. resembling or relating to a deer
  2. of a dark yellowish-brown colour

Word Origin for cervine

C19: from Latin cervīnus, from cervus a deer
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