mule deer

noun
a deer, Odocoileus hemionus, of western North America, having large ears and a gray coat.

Origin:
1795–1805, Americanism

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mule deer
 
n
a W North American deer, Odocoileus hemionus, with long ears and a black-tipped tail

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Example sentences
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.
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