or white·tail deer
- a common North American deer, Odocoileus virginianus, having a tail with a white underside.
Origin of white-tailed deer
An Americanism dating back to 1840–50
Also called white·tail.
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- a deer, Odocoileus virginianus, of North America and N South America: the coat varies in colour, being typically reddish-brown in the summer, and the tail is whiteAlso called: Virginia deer