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marsh deer

  1. a large South American deer, Blastocerus dichotomus, that lives in forests near rivers and swamps: an endangered species.
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Origin of marsh deer

First recorded in 1890–95
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Historical Examples

  • This species, closely allied to the marsh-deer, is of small size, standing about two feet six inches at the shoulder.

    The Animal World, A Book of Natural History

    Theodore Wood