white-tailed deer

noun \ ˈhwīt-ˌtāld- , ˈwīt- \
Updated on: 20 Mar 2018

Definition of white-tailed deer

: a North American deer (Odocoileus virginianus) with a rather long tail white on the undersurface and the males of which have forward-arching antlers called also whitetail deer

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First Known Use of white-tailed deer

1829


WHITE-TAILED DEER Defined for English Language Learners

white-tailed deer

Definition of white-tailed deer for English Language Learners

  • : a common North American deer that has a tail which is white underneath


WHITE-TAILED DEER Defined for Kids

white-tailed deer

noun \ ˈhwīt-ˌtāld , ˈwīt- \

Definition of white-tailed deer for Students

: a common North American deer with the underside of the tail white


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