Definition of reindeer
: caribou —used especially for one of the Old World
Examples of reindeer in a Sentence
a large herd of reindeer
Recent Examples of reindeer from the Web
The carousel includes 31 horses and 21 other animals, including a lion, tiger, giraffe, reindeer, zebra, four ostriches, four boars, four cats and four rabbits.
Hiltunen was born in the Arctic Circle town of Rovaniemi, Finland, to a family of reindeer herders.
But such activity, plus three encounters with roving reindeer herds, is par for the course when you’re embedded with Bentley’s top engineers wrapping up their winter test routines near the Arctic Circle in Swedish Lapland.
The Reindeer Dog is typically made from caribou, a type of reindeer meat.
The zoo has been around since the late 1800s and today -- besides the famous capybaras -- is home to bison, llamas, peacocks, reindeer, highland cattle, wallabies, emus and sheep.
With its large reindeer population and fiercely protected traditional claim that Santa Claus lives in Rovaniemi, Finland, at Christmastime sounds picturesque.
In a distant corner of Scandinavia near the Russian border, wild reindeer graze in meadows, boreal forests frame waterways, and the midnight sun lights up kettle ponds.
Elk, wolves, reindeer, or musk oxen eat the dead grass underneath the snow by pushing the snow away with their horns, snouts, or hooves.
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Origin and Etymology of reindeer
Middle English reindere, from Old Norse hreinn reindeer + Middle English deer animal, deer
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of reindeer for English Language Learners
: a large type of deer that lives in northern parts of the world
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