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 Invasive axis deer run rampant on Maui and other Hawaiian islands, according to the Associated Press. Kerry Breen, CBS News, 2 July 2024 Barbary sheep, mouflon sheep, blackbuck, red stag, sika and axis deer and mountain goats are among the exotic game that roam the ranch. Melissa Manno, San Antonio Express-News, 17 Dec. 2023 As daylight breaks, mouflon sheep or axis deer start to traverse into his range. Kathleen Wong, USA TODAY, 31 July 2023 Even certain fences don’t stop them – axis deer are even known to jump up to 8 feet over fences. Kathleen Wong, USA TODAY, 31 July 2023 Tens of thousands of invasive axis deer roam Maui. From Usa Today Network and Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 26 Jan. 2022 There are multiple native and exotic wildlife on the property that includes whitetail, fallow deer, axis deer, blackbuck antelope, Rio Grande turkey, and dove. Gabriel Romero, Chron, 24 Aug. 2022 Now, the ringtail sits alongside several other new additions: the Rock squirrel, fox squirrel, rat, raccoon, armadillo, bobcat, gray fox and axis deer. Megan Rodriguez, San Antonio Express-News, 18 Nov. 2021 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

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Word History


borrowed from New Latin Axis, genus name, going back to Latin axis, "a wild quadruped of India," of obscure origin

First Known Use

1817, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of axis deer was in 1817

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“Axis deer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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