black-tailed deer


: mule deer
especially : one of a subspecies (Odocoileus hemionus columbianus) especially of British Columbia, Oregon, and Washington

Examples of black-tailed deer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web White- and black-tailed deer, common in North American forestlands, exhibit this pattern. Jakob Vinther, Scientific American, 1 Mar. 2017 The wolves quickly decimated the island’s black-tailed deer population. Byjack Tamisiea,, 23 Jan. 2023 The presence of otter and deer DNA in the samples from the wolves showed a dietary switch from the Sitka black-tailed deer (which the wolves normally would have consumed, and which are the wolves’ primary prey) to the sea otters. Doug Johnson, Ars Technica, 26 Jan. 2023 The wolves swam ashore from the mainland in 2013 and found a buffet of Sitka black-tailed deer. Byjack Tamisiea,, 23 Jan. 2023 The property is home to giant coast redwoods, mountain lions, black-tailed deer, peregrine falcons, bobcats, coyotes and various endangered and threatened plants and animals, according to Save the Redwoods League. Gregory Thomas, San Francisco Chronicle, 9 Mar. 2022 Nestled between residential neighborhoods, strip malls and a four-lane highway, the park is a safe haven for beavers, red foxes and black-tailed deer in the city, according to Metro, as well as other elusive critters who call the forest home. oregonlive, 17 Dec. 2021 While on Hurricane Ridge Mountain in Olympic National Park, Moubon and Masoom were approached by several black-tailed deer and a marmot. Washington Post, 9 Aug. 2021 The state has issued 3,100 salvaging permits over the past two years, mostly from the western part of the state and for black-tailed deer, peaking in November. Matt Vasilogambros, Anchorage Daily News, 25 Dec. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1806, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of black-tailed deer was in 1806

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“Black-tailed deer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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