red deer


noun
  1. a deer, Cervus elaphus, of Europe and Asia, having a reddish-brown summer coat.

  2. the white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus, in its summer coat.

Origin of red deer

1
late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75

Words Nearby red deer

Other definitions for Red Deer (2 of 2)

Red Deer

noun
  1. a city in S central Alberta, in W Canada.

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How to use red deer in a sentence

  • Beyond the park, and extending far into the horizon, was Princedown forest, the dominion of the red deer.

    Endymion | Benjamin Disraeli

British Dictionary definitions for red deer (1 of 2)

red deer

noun
  1. 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

noun
  1. 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)

  2. a river in W Canada, in SW Alberta, flowing southeast into the South Saskatchewan River. Length: about 620 km (385 miles)

  1. a river in W Canada, flowing east through Red Deer Lake into Lake Winnipegosis. Length: about 225 km (140 miles)

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