Père David's deer

noun
Père Da·vid's deer | \¦perdə¦vēdz-, (ˈ)per¦dāvə̇dz-\

Definition of Père David's deer 

: a large grayish deer (Elaphurus davidianus) having long slender antlers and probably originating in northern China but known only from domesticated herds

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History and Etymology for Père David's deer

after Père Armand David †1900 French Catholic missionary and naturalist

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