red deer

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noun

a deer, Cervus elaphus, of Europe and Asia, having a reddish-brown summer coat.
the white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus, in its summer coat.

Nearby words

  1. red count,
  2. red crescent,
  3. red cross,
  4. red cross, international,
  5. red currant,
  6. red deer river,
  7. red delicious,
  8. red devil,
  9. red dog,
  10. red dogwood

Origin of red deer

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75

Red Deer

noun

a city in S central Alberta, in W Canada.
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British Dictionary definitions for red deer

red deer

noun

a large deer, Cervus elaphus, formerly widely distributed in the woodlands of Europe and Asia. The coat is reddish brown in summer and the short tail is surrounded by a patch of light-coloured hair

Red Deer

noun

a town in S Alberta on the Red Deer River: trade centre for mixed farming, dairying region, and natural gas processing. Pop: 67 707 (2001)
a river in W Canada, in SW Alberta, flowing southeast into the South Saskatchewan River. Length: about 620 km (385 miles)
a river in W Canada, flowing east through Red Deer Lake into Lake Winnipegosis. Length: about 225 km (140 miles)
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