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reindeer

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noun rein·deer \ˈrān-ˌdir\

Simple Definition of reindeer

  • : a large type of deer that lives in northern parts of the world

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of reindeer

  1. :  caribou —used especially for one of the Old World

Examples of reindeer in a sentence

  1. a large herd of reindeer



Origin and Etymology of reindeer

Middle English reindere, from Old Norse hreinn reindeer + Middle English deer animal, deer


First Known Use: 14th century


REINDEER Defined for Kids

reindeer

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noun rein·deer \ˈrān-ˌdir\

Definition of reindeer for Students

plural

reindeer

  1. :  caribou





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