axis deer


Definition of axis deer

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

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Recent Examples on the Web For those wanting a more intensive experience with animal butchery and processing, guided axis deer hunts begin this fall. Dallas News, "Becoming a ‘conscious carnivore’: Texas bison harvest shows meat-eaters how to honor the animal," 5 Oct. 2020 In 1867, officials visiting from Hong Kong presented the king of Hawai‘i, Kamehameha V, eight Indian axis deer, or chital, which were set free on Moloka‘i. Josh Silberg, Smithsonian Magazine, "Hawai‘i’s Last Dunes Are Home to Species Found Nowhere Else on the Planet," 26 Feb. 2020 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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13 Oct 2020

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“Axis deer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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