fallow deer

fallow deer
noun Etymology: 1fallow Date: 15th century a deer (Dama dama syn. Cervus dama) of variable color with palmate antlers in the male and typically a yellow-brown coat spotted with white in the summer that was originally of Mediterranean regions of Europe and Asia but has been introduced elsewhere

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Fallow deer — Fal low deer [So called from its fallow or pale yellow color.] (Zo[ o]l.) A European species of deer ({Cervus dama}), much smaller than the red deer. In summer both sexes are spotted with white. It is common in England, where it is often… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fallow deer — n a small European ↑deer which is yellowish brown with white spots …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fallow deer — fallow ,deer noun count a small European DEER that has white spots on its fur …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fallow deer — ► NOUN ▪ a deer with branched antlers, having a white spotted reddish brown coat in summer …   English terms dictionary

  • fallow deer — n. [see FALLOW2] a small European deer (Dama dama) having a yellowish coat spotted with white in summer …   English World dictionary

  • Fallow Deer — This article is about the deer genus. For other uses, see Dama (disambiguation). Fallow Deer Male (buck) …   Wikipedia

  • fallow deer — a Eurasian deer, Dama dama, with a fallow or yellowish coat. [1540 50] * * * ▪ mammal  medium sized deer of the family Cervidae (order Artiodactyla (artiodactyl)) that is frequently kept on estates, in parks, and in zoos. The common fallow deer… …   Universalium

  • fallow deer — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms fallow deer : singular fallow deer plural fallow deers or fallow deer a small European deer that has white spots on its fur …   English dictionary

  • fallow deer — noun small Eurasian deer • Syn: ↑Dama dama • Hypernyms: ↑deer, ↑cervid • Member Holonyms: ↑Dama, ↑genus Dama * * * ˈfallow deer f21 [ …   Useful english dictionary

  • fallow deer — N COUNT (fallow deer is both the singular and the plural form.) A fallow deer is a small deer that has a reddish coat which develops white spots in summer …   English dictionary

  • Fallow-deer —    Deut. 14:5 (R.V., Wild goat ); 1 Kings 4:23 (R.V., roebucks ). This animal, called in Hebrew yahmur, from a word meaning to be red, is regarded by some as the common fallow deer, the Cervus dama, which is said to be found very generally over… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

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