Cervine Cer"vine, a. [L. cervinus, fr. cervus deer: cf. F. cervin.] (Zo["o]l.) Of or pertaining to the deer, or to the family {Cervid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • cervine — [sʉr′vīn΄, sʉr′vin] adj. [L cervinus < cervus: see CERVID] of or like a deer …   English World dictionary

  • cervine — adjective Etymology: Latin cervinus of a deer, from cervus stag, deer more at hart Date: circa 1828 of, relating to, or resembling deer …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cervine — /serr vuyn, vin/, adj. 1. deerlike. 2. of deer or the deer family. 3. of a deep tawny color. [1825 35; < L cervinus of, pertaining to a deer, equiv. to cerv(us) deer + inus INE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • cervine — adjective belonging to or resembling a deer …   Wiktionary

  • cervine — adj. relating to or similar to deer …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cervine — [ sə:vʌɪn] adjective rare relating to or like deer. Origin C19: from L. cervinus, from cervus deer , + ine1 …   English new terms dictionary

  • cervine — cer·vine …   English syllables

  • cervine — cer•vine [[t]ˈsɜr vaɪn, vɪn[/t]] adj. 1) mam deerlike 2) mam of deer or the deer family • Etymology: 1825–35; < L cervīnus=cerv(us) deer + īnus ine I …   From formal English to slang

  • cervine — Pertaining to deer …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • cervine — /ˈsɜvaɪn/ (say servuyn) adjective 1. deer like. 2. of deer or the deer family, the Cervidae. 3. of a deep tawny colour. {Latin cervīnus relating to deer} …   Australian English dictionary

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