or white·tail deer
[ hwahyt-teyld, wahyt- ]
/ ˈʰwaɪtˌteɪld, ˈwaɪt- /
a common North American deer, Odocoileus virginianus, having a tail with a white underside.
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- white-pine weevil,
- white-tailed kite,
- white-tailed sea eagle,
- white-throated sparrow,
- white-winged dove
Origin of white-tailed deer
An Americanism dating back to 1840–50
Also called white·tail.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
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
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