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 The finding, from nasal swabs of 360 white-tailed deer, is among the first evidence showing active COVID infections in wild deer populations through exposure from the shedded virus from people, likely in their feces and urine. Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press, 6 Jan. 2022 However, available information is very limited about white-tailed deer and SARS-CoV-2, the agency said Monday. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 16 Nov. 2021 However, available information is very limited about white-tailed deer and SARS-CoV-2, the agency said Monday. Paul A. Smith, USA TODAY, 17 Nov. 2021 Following its spread to humans, researchers have identified SARS-CoV-2 in many other animal species, including ferrets, otters, white-tailed deer, gorillas, mink and more. Quanta Magazine, 30 Nov. 2021 Within Split Oak, white-tailed deer, gopher tortoises, sandhill cranes, Sherman’s fox squirrels, owls and other birds of prey may be spotted. Patrick Connolly, orlandosentinel.com, 26 Nov. 2021 With white-tailed deer activity at a high level as the rut, or breeding season, neared its peak, the last week of October was Kevin's favorite time to be in the Wisconsin outdoors. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8 Nov. 2021 Due to findings of SARS-CoV-2 in white-tailed deer, Wisconsin health officials have added a few planks to their recommendations to hunters this fall, including wearing a mask when field dressing deer. Paul A. Smith, USA TODAY, 17 Nov. 2021 The latest species to capture the attention of wildlife biologists are white-tailed deer. Maggie Fox, CNN, 17 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of white-tailed deer

1829, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of white-tailed deer was in 1829

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20 Jan 2022

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“White-tailed deer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white-tailed%20deer. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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white-tailed deer

noun

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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