white-tailed deer


white–tailed deer

noun \-ˌtāld-\

: a common North American deer that has a tail which is white underneath

Full Definition of WHITE-TAILED DEER

:  a North American deer (Odocoileus virginianus) with a rather long tail white on the undersurface and the males of which have forward-arching antlers —called also whitetail deer

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First Known Use of WHITE-TAILED DEER

1849

white-tailed deer

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

White-tailed deer buck (Odocoileus virginianus)—Karl H. Maslowski

Common reddish brown deer (Odocoileus virginianus), an important game animal found alone or in small groups from southern Canada to South America. The tail, white on the underside, is held aloft when the deer is alarmed or running. The male has forwardly curved antlers with several unbranched tines. Northern white-tailed deer grow up to 3.5 ft (107 cm) tall and weigh up to 400 lbs (180 kg). The white-tailed deer lives in open woodlands (young and cutover forests) and on the fringes of urban areas and farmlands, and eats leaves, twigs, fruits, nuts, lichen, and fungi.

Variants of WHITE-TAILED DEER

white-tailed deer or Virginia deer

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