red deer

red deer


: a large kind of deer with big antlers that lives in Europe, Asia, and Africa

Full Definition of RED DEER

:  elk 1b —used for one of the Old World

First Known Use of RED DEER

15th century

Red Deer

geographical name

Definition of RED DEER

river 385 miles (620 kilometers) Canada in S Alberta flowing E & SE into the S. Saskatchewan
city Canada in S cen Alberta S of Edmonton pop 90,564

red deer

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Species of deer (Cervus elaphus), sometimes called elk, native to Europe, Asia, and North Africa. It is found in woodlands and hunted for sport and food. Red deer live in sexually segregated herds except in the breeding season, when males (harts) fight for harems of females (hinds). Red deer stand about 4 ft (1.2 m) high at the shoulder. The coat is reddish brown, with lighter underparts and a light rump. The hart has long, regularly branched antlers bearing 10 or more tines. There are several endangered subspecies. See also wapiti.


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