white-tailed deer

or white·tail deer

[ hwahyt-teyld, wahyt- ]
/ ˈʰwaɪtˌteɪld, ˈwaɪt- /

noun

a common North American deer, Odocoileus virginianus, having a tail with a white underside.

Nearby words

  1. white-pine weevil,
  2. white-robed,
  3. white-shoe,
  4. white-slaver,
  5. white-slaving,
  6. white-tailed kite,
  7. white-tailed sea eagle,
  8. white-throated sparrow,
  9. white-tie,
  10. white-winged dove

Origin of white-tailed deer

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50

Also called white·tail.

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British Dictionary definitions for white-tailed deer

white-tailed deer

noun

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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