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white–tailed deer

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noun \-ˌtāld-\

Simple Definition of white–tailed deer

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

Full Definition of white–tailed deer

  1. :  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

Illustration of white–tailed deer

1849

First Known Use of white–tailed deer

1849


WHITE–TAILED DEER Defined for Kids

white–tailed deer

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noun \ˈhwīt-ˌtāld, ˈwīt-\

Definition of white–tailed deer

  1. :  a common North American deer with the underside of the tail white




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