Rangifer Groenlandicus
Reindeer Rein"deer` (r?n"d?r), n. [Icel. hreinn reindeer + E. deer. Icel. hreinn is of Lapp or Finnish origin; cf. Lappish reino pasturage.] [Formerly written also {raindeer}, and {ranedeer}.] (Zool.) Any ruminant of the genus {Rangifer}, of the Deer family, found in the colder parts of both the Eastern and Western hemispheres, and having long irregularly branched antlers, with the brow tines palmate. [1913 Webster]

Note: The common European species ({Rangifer tarandus}) is domesticated in Lapland. The woodland reindeer or caribou ({Rangifer caribou}) is found in Canada and Maine (see {Caribou}.) The Barren Ground reindeer or caribou ({Rangifer Gr[oe]nlandicus}), of smaller size, is found on the shores of the Arctic Ocean, in both hemispheries. [1913 Webster]

{Reindeer moss} (Bot.), a gray branching lichen ({Cladonia rangiferina}) which forms extensive patches on the ground in arctic and even in north temperature regions. It is the principal food of the Lapland reindeer in winter.

{Reindeer period} (Geol.), a name sometimes given to a part of the Paleolithic era when the reindeer was common over Central Europe. [1913 Webster]


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  • Rangifer Groenlandicus — Barren Bar ren (b[a^]r ren), a. [OE. barein, OF. brehaing, fem. brehaigne, baraigne, F. br[ e]haigne; of uncertain origin; cf. Arm. br[ e]kha[ n], markha[ n], sterile; LL. brana a sterile mare, principally in Aquitanian and Spanish documents;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rangifer — Rangifer …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Rangifer tarandus — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Renne (rivière), Rennes (homonymie) et Caribou (homonymie). Caribou, Renne …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Rangifer Tarandus — Renne  Cet article concerne le caribou. Pour la rivière de la Haute Marne, voir Renne (rivière). Pour les autres significations, voir Rennes (homonymie) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Rangifer tarandus — Renne  Cet article concerne le caribou. Pour la rivière de la Haute Marne, voir Renne (rivière). Pour les autres significations, voir Rennes (homonymie) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Rangifer tarandus — Ren Ren (Rangifer tarandus) in Nordamerika Systematik Ordnung: Paarhufer (Artiodactyla) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Олень северный — (Rangifer tarandus) единственный представитель рода Rangifer, населяющего в нескольких разновидностях север Европы, Азии и Америки. Наиболее характерная особенность этого вида присутствие рогов у обоих полов. Рога, которые у самки развиты вообще… …   Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

  • Rangifère — Rangifer Rangifer …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • Reindeer — Caribou redirects here. For other uses, see caribou (disambiguation). For other uses of reindeer , see reindeer (disambiguation). Reindeer Conservation status …   Wikipedia

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