black-tailed deer

black-tailed deer

[blak-teyld]
noun
a variety of mule deer, Odocoileus hemionus columbianus, of the western slope of the Rocky Mountains, having a tail that is black above.
Also, blacktail deer [blak-teyl] .
Also called blacktail.


Origin:
1800–10, Americanism

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