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mule deer

a deer, Odocoileus hemionus, of western North America, having large ears and a gray coat.
Origin of mule deer
1795-1805, Americanism Unabridged
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Examples from the web for mule deer
  • mule deer and other animals eat the tender plants that grow in its shade.
  • The same thing holds true in areas where mule deer have their fawns, he believes.
  • Animals commonly seen in the park include bison, elk and mule deer.
  • Mountain goats, cougars, wild turkeys and mule deer are some signature wildlife species.
  • Watch for raccoons and mule deer wandering through the park early in the morning and in the evenings.
  • mule deer and coyotes are common sights, and fishermen come here for the access to the river.
  • The lodge is located in a remote area surrounded by wildflowers, elk, moose and mule deer.
  • The mule deer was so named for an obvious reason-those oversized ears.
  • To hunt white-tailed or mule deer, you need a hunting license and a regular deer tag.
  • mule deer inhabit virtually all habitat types in the unit.
British Dictionary definitions for mule deer

mule deer

a W North American deer, Odocoileus hemionus, with long ears and a black-tipped tail
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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