Stag Stag (st[a^]g), n. [Icel. steggr the male of several animals; or a doubtful AS. stagga. Cf. {Steg}.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The adult male of the red deer ({Cervus elaphus}), a large European species closely related to the American elk, or wapiti. (b) The male of certain other species of large deer. [1913 Webster]

2. A colt, or filly; also, a romping girl. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

3. A castrated bull; -- called also {bull stag}, and {bull seg}. See the Note under {Ox}. [1913 Webster]

4. (Stock Exchange) (a) An outside irregular dealer in stocks, who is not a member of the exchange. [Cant] (b) One who applies for the allotment of shares in new projects, with a view to sell immediately at a premium, and not to hold the stock. [Cant] [1913 Webster]

5. (Zo["o]l.) The European wren. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

{Stag beetle} (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of lamellicorn beetles belonging to {Lucanus} and allied genera, especially {Lucanus cervus} of Europe and {Lucanus dama} of the United States. The mandibles are large and branched, or forked, whence the name. The larva feeds on the rotten wood of dead trees. Called also {horned bug}, and {horse beetle}.

{Stag dance}, a dance by men only. [Slang, U.S.]

{Stag hog} (Zo["o]l.), the babiroussa.

{Stag-horn coral} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of large branching corals of the genus {Madrepora}, which somewhat resemble the antlers of the stag, especially {Madrepora cervicornis}, and {Madrepora palmata}, of Florida and the West Indies.

{Stag-horn fern} (Bot.), an Australian and West African fern ({Platycerium alcicorne}) having the large fronds branched like a stag's horns; also, any species of the same genus.

{Stag-horn sumac} (Bot.), a common American shrub ({Rhus typhina}) having densely velvety branchlets. See {Sumac}.

{Stag party}, a party consisting of men only. [Slang, U. S.]

{Stag tick} (Zo["o]l.), a parasitic dipterous insect of the family {Hippoboscid[ae]}, which lives upon the stag and is usually wingless. The same species lives also upon the European grouse, but in that case has wings. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

, (Cervus elaphus)

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