Rangifer

noun

Ran·​gi·​fer
ˈranjəfə(r)
: a genus consisting of the domestic and wild reindeer and caribous

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Medieval Latin, reindeer, probably modification of Middle French rangier, from Old Norse hreindȳri

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“Rangifer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rangifer. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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