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fallow deer

noun
1.
a Eurasian deer, Dama dama, with a fallow or yellowish coat.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50
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  • Another photo shows fallow deer sitting on a barren, flat brick floor.
  • Herds of red and fallow deer are among the residents.
  • Even the descended larynx deemed necessary for human speech is found in other mammals-in red and fallow deer, for example.
British Dictionary definitions for fallow deer

fallow deer

noun
1.
either of two deer, Dama dama or D. mesopotamica, native to the Mediterranean region and Persia respectively. The antlers are flattened and the summer coat is reddish with white spots
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Encyclopedia Article for fallow deer

(Dama dama), medium-sized deer, family Cervidae (order Artiodactyla), commonly kept on estates and in parks and zoos. The fallow deer was probably native to the Mediterranean region and western Asia but has been introduced in many areas and now occurs wild in Europe and elsewhere. It often inhabits open woods; the females and young live in groups while the males remain apart except in the autumn breeding season.

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