white-tailed deer

or white·tail deer

[hwahyt-teyld, wahyt-]

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

  1. 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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