red deer

noun

Definition of red deer 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: elk sense 1b used for one of the Old World

Red Deer

geographical name

Definition of Red Deer (Entry 2 of 2)

1 river 385 miles (620 kilometers) long in southern Alberta, Canada, flowing east and southeast into the South Saskatchewan River

2 city in south central Alberta, Canada, on the Red Deer River south of Edmonton population 90,564

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On the menu, described Thursday in the journal Current Biology, were the fat and meat of a wild goat, meat of a red deer and whole wheat seeds, which Oetzi ate shortly before his death. Washington Post, "Ancient ‘Iceman’ shows signs of a well-balanced last meal," 13 July 2018 On the menu, described Thursday in the journal Current Biology, were the fat and meat of a wild goat, meat of a red deer and whole wheat seeds, which Oetzi ate shortly before his death. Washington Post, "Ancient ‘Iceman’ shows signs of a well-balanced last meal," 13 July 2018 On the menu, described Thursday in the journal Current Biology, were the fat and meat of a wild goat, meat of a red deer and whole wheat seeds, which Oetzi ate shortly before his death. Washington Post, "Ancient ‘Iceman’ shows signs of a well-balanced last meal," 13 July 2018 On the menu, described Thursday in the journal Current Biology, were the fat and meat of a wild goat, meat of a red deer and whole wheat seeds, which Oetzi ate shortly before his death. Washington Post, "Ancient ‘Iceman’ shows signs of a well-balanced last meal," 13 July 2018 On the menu, described Thursday in the journal Current Biology, were the fat and meat of a wild goat, meat of a red deer and whole wheat seeds, which Oetzi ate shortly before his death. Washington Post, "Ancient ‘Iceman’ shows signs of a well-balanced last meal," 13 July 2018 On the menu, described Thursday in the journal Current Biology, were the fat and meat of a wild goat, meat of a red deer and whole wheat seeds, which Oetzi ate shortly before his death. Washington Post, "Ancient ‘Iceman’ shows signs of a well-balanced last meal," 13 July 2018 On the menu, described Thursday in the journal Current Biology, were the fat and meat of a wild goat, meat of a red deer and whole wheat seeds, which Oetzi ate shortly before his death. Washington Post, "Ancient ‘Iceman’ shows signs of a well-balanced last meal," 13 July 2018 On the menu, described Thursday in the journal Current Biology, were the fat and meat of a wild goat, meat of a red deer and whole wheat seeds, which Oetzi ate shortly before his death. NBC News, "Insides of ancient 'Iceman' shows signs of a well-balanced last meal," 12 July 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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red deer

noun

English Language Learners Definition of red deer

: a large kind of deer with big antlers that lives in Europe, Asia, and Africa

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