axis deer

noun

Definition of axis deer

: a deer (Axis axis) of India and surrounding areas having brownish hair with white spots

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For many in Molokai, subsistence strategies such as fishing, hunting (mostly non-native axis deer), and small-scale farming have become economically essential. Wade Graham, Smithsonian, "Why Molokai, With All Its Wonders, Is the Least Developed of Hawai’i’s Islands," 31 Aug. 2019 The program will offer draw-permit firearms hunts on Powderhorn Ranch WMA for whitetail deer, another hunt for exotic/non-native wildlife such as sambar and axis deer and a white-tail hunt available only to young hunters. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "Lottery-like public program offers expanded Texas hunting opportunities," 30 June 2018 Just about every week, Kemar Durfield, chef de cuisine at the Four Seasons Lanai, receives a shipment of venison butchered from axis deer. Ben Lowy, Smithsonian, "The Lionfish Have Invaded, But a Ragtag Army of Divers and Chefs Are Fighting Back," 23 May 2018 That road is flanked on one side by a meadow with waving, waist-high grass and on the other by a knoll of live oaks where a herd of axis deer greets visitors. Steve Bennett, San Antonio Express-News, "San Antonio couple finds Eden in Utopia," 11 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of axis deer

1817, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for axis deer

New Latin Axis, genus name, from Latin axis, a wild quadruped of India

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