reindeer

[ reyn-deer ]
/ ˈreɪnˌdɪər /

noun, plural rein·deer, (occasionally) rein·deers.

any of several large deer of the genus Rangifer, of northern and arctic regions of Europe, Asia, and North America, both male and female of which have antlers.

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Origin of reindeer

1350–1400; Middle English raynder(e) <Old Norse hreindȳri, equivalent to hreinn reindeer + dȳr animal (cognate with deer)
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British Dictionary definitions for reindeer

reindeer
/ (ˈreɪnˌdɪə) /

noun plural -deer or -deers

a large deer, Rangifer tarandus, having large branched antlers in the male and female and inhabiting the arctic regions of Greenland, Europe, and Asia. It also occurs in North America, where it is known as a caribou

Word Origin for reindeer

C14: from Old Norse hreindӯri, from hreinn reindeer + dyr animal; related to Dutch rendier, German Rentier; see deer
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