red deer

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

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75

Other definitions for red deer (2 of 2)

Red Deer

a city in S central Alberta, in W Canada.
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British Dictionary definitions for red deer (1 of 2)

red deer

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

British Dictionary definitions for red deer (2 of 2)

Red Deer

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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