Definition of Cervus
: a genus (the type of the family Cervidae) formerly including all the deers but now limited to the larger forms (as the red deer and elk)
Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:
- More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of cervus
New Latin, from Latin, stag, deer
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up Cervus? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).