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fallow deer

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noun
  1. a Eurasian deer, Dama dama, with a fallow or yellowish coat.
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Origin of fallow deer

First recorded in 1540–50
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Examples from the Web for fallow deer

Historical Examples

  • It is about the size of the fallow-deer, and of a light brown hue.

    The Western World

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • In colour, however, it essentially differed from the fallow-deer.

  • Besides the fallow-deer, the fox gives sport to the Louisiana hunter.

    Bruin

    Mayne Reid

  • The deer of Yucatan are quite small, about the size of our fallow-deer.

    The American Egypt

    Channing Arnold

  • The Duke of Arin possesses a wild tract inhabited by fallow-deer.

    Unexplored Spain

    Abel Chapman


British Dictionary definitions for fallow deer

fallow deer

noun
  1. either of two deer, Dama dama or D. mesopotamica, native to the Mediterranean region and Persia respectively. The antlers are flattened and the summer coat is reddish with white spots
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