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mule deer

noun
1.
a deer, Odocoileus hemionus, of western North America, having large ears and a gray coat.
Origin of mule deer
1795-1805
1795-1805, Americanism
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  • At sun-set the hunters returned, having killed a female of the black-tailed or mule deer.

  • Now, the mule deer is next neighbor to the Dreadnaught, across the divide.

  • I have heard your uncle call them mule deer, and he says that that name comes from their having such big ears.

    Jack, the Young Ranchman George Bird Grinnell
  • The mule deer is good for the Rocky Mountains, and can live where the white-tail can not; but it is too easy to shoot!

    Our Vanishing Wild Life William T. Hornaday
  • This is a famous game region, and you will be likely to meet small bands of antelope, mule deer, and wild sheep.

    Steep Trails John Muir
  • Among our acquisitions to-day were a mule deer, a magpie, a common deer, and a buffalo.

  • He is called the mule deer because he has very long ears, like a mule's ears.

    The Wonders of the Jungle Prince Sarath Ghosh
  • Once more they replenished their larder with mountain sheep and mule deer, and packed upon the horses all they could carry.

    The Great Sioux Trail Joseph Altsheler
  • The mule deer are the same with those of the plains of the Missouri so frequently mentioned.

    The Journals of Lewis and Clark Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
British Dictionary definitions for mule deer

mule deer

noun
1.
a W North American deer, Odocoileus hemionus, with long ears and a black-tipped tail
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