Père David's deer

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

Definition of Père David's deer

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of père david's deer

after Père Armand David †1900 French Catholic missionary and naturalist


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