fallow deer

noun

Definition of fallow deer 

: a deer (Dama dama synonym Cervus dama) of variable color with palmate antlers in the male and typically a yellow-brown coat spotted with white in the summer that was originally of Mediterranean regions of Europe and Asia but has been introduced elsewhere

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The elaborate petting zoo includes a herd of tame fallow deer along with a menagerie that includes reindeer, wallabies, marmosets, coatimundis, mini horses, pygmy goats and more. Roger Naylor, azcentral, "Arizona road trip: Williams has Route 66, Bearizona and cool summer fun," 15 June 2018 The overall legislation that was amended relates to waste and water discharge permits for leaf composting and requires anyone who possesses, breeds or sells fallow deer to obtain a game breeder's license. Stephen Singer, courant.com, "Advocates Urge Malloy To Veto Last-Minute Bow Hunting Bill," 15 May 2018

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First Known Use of fallow deer

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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fallow deer

noun

Kids Definition of fallow deer

: a small European deer with broad antlers and a usually light brown coat spotted with white in summer

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