white-tailed deer

noun
\ ˈ(h)wīt-ˌtāld- How to pronounce white-tailed deer (audio) \

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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Examples of white-tailed deer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Applications are up 34 percent and white-tailed deer category applications are up 32 percent. Matt Wyatt, ExpressNews.com, "Why the Hill Country is prime for does," 12 Nov. 2020 Cain recently released his 2020-21 white-tailed deer forecast. Matt Williams, Dallas News, "Deer season in Texas looks like it’s going to be a good one," 31 Oct. 2020 They are surrounded by other flora and fauna indigenous to Connecticut: great blue heron, blackback gull, black sea bass, peregrine falcon, white-tailed deer, loggerhead turtle, etc. Susan Dunne, courant.com, "CT Art Trail celebrates 25th anniversary with exhibit at Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford," 16 Oct. 2020 By sifting through 14 pounds of poop excavated from the gut of a 14-foot snake, researchers could document what the snake considered a decent meal: three white-tailed deer. Marion Renault, The New Republic, "The Paradox of the Burmese Python," 6 Oct. 2020 Tucked in the southwest corner of North Dakota, the ranch is blanketed in a sea of knee-deep grass, shared by antelope and white-tailed deer. Star Tribune, "‘He loves the ones no one else wants’," 16 Sep. 2020 Much is happening out there: Gray squirrels are making leafy nests, and the velvet on white-tailed deer antlers has disappeared. Jim Gilbert, Star Tribune, "Warty-looking milkweed pods produce a beautiful autumn scene," 18 Sep. 2020 So, don’t delay all you white-tailed deer and bighorn sheep hunters. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Around Deer Park: 2 local kids are national champions," 20 Aug. 2020 Alan Cain, white-tailed deer program leader for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, says the state’s whitetail population continues to see positive long-term growth. Brian Lovett, Outdoor Life, "The 2020 Deer Hunting Season Forecast," 12 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of white-tailed deer

1829, in the meaning defined above

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“White-tailed deer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white-tailed%20deer. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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white-tailed deer

noun
How to pronounce white-tailed deer (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of white-tailed deer

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

white-tailed deer

noun
\ ˈhwīt-ˌtāld, ˈwīt- \

Kids Definition of white-tailed deer

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

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