[sur-vahyn, -vin]


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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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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