huemul

[ wey-mool ]
/ weɪˈmul /
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noun

a yellowish-brown deer of the genus Hippocamelus, of South America: the two species are endangered.

Nearby words

  1. hue and cry,
  2. huebnerite,
  3. hued,
  4. hueless,
  5. huelva,
  6. huerta,
  7. huerta, victoriano,
  8. huesca,
  9. huevos rancheros,
  10. huey

Origin of huemul

1800–10; < American Spanish güemul < Araucanian huemul

Also called Andean deer, guemal.

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