staggard

noun
stag·​gard | \ ˈstagə(r)d \
variants: or staggart \ -​(r)t \
plural -s

Definition of staggard

: a male red deer in its fourth year

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History and Etymology for staggard

Middle English staggard, from stagge stag + -ard

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“Staggard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/staggard. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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