axis deer

noun

Definition of axis deer

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

Examples of axis deer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Groves began checking out animals a few years ago, with the hope that a great blue heron or a tiny axis deer fawn would bring out something in her students that a bowl of fruit could not. San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Jan. 2022 The park also includes frogs, fish, deer, axis deer, Hawaiian monk seals, bats, and other wild critters. Amanda Ogle, Travel + Leisure, 27 Dec. 2021 On Molokai, Hawaii’s fifth-largest island, residents are fretting about dry conditions after hundreds of axis deer were found dead of starvation last year. New York Times, 5 July 2021 This includes wild horses, whitetail and axis deer, blackbuck antelope, African oryx, armadillo roadrunners, and more. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 24 Apr. 2021 The axis deer certainly stands tall in both worlds. René A. Guzman, San Antonio Express-News, 16 Mar. 2021 This just shows how desperate some of the axis deer were to find shelter from the weather. Matt Williams, Dallas News, 26 Feb. 2021 Exotic and unusual species, such as nutria in Louisiana and blackbuck, axis deer, and others on ranches in Texas, could take a hit, state officials say. Alan Clemons, Outdoor Life, 25 Feb. 2021 Seale lost 85 axis deer at his ranch in the Hill Country. Washington Post, 25 Feb. 2021

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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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The first known use of axis deer was in 1817

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Last Updated

23 Jan 2022

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“Axis deer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/axis%20deer. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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