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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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Far out on the plain their trained eyes saw the bands of antelope, and, nearer, herds of mule-deer working about in the ravines.

    John Ermine of the Yellowstone Frederic Remington
  • The hunters who were out the greater part of the day brought in six elk, two buffaloe, two mule-deer and a bear.

  • Lingering along the snow-line in the mountains, and ascending and descending with it, is a species of deer known as the mule-deer.

    Memoirs of Orange Jacobs Orange Jacobs
  • "This" was the carcase of a mule-deer, which lay in the hollow in which Steve wanted to camp.

    Gold, Gold, in Cariboo! Clive Phillipps-Wolley
  • I got four mule-deer stags, one with a very nice head and a second not at all bad.

  • But so long as there are homesteaders to be fended from the hill borders, the mule-deer will come back.

    California Mary Austin
  • Then again a full-grown elk always makes a track at least twice the size of that of the mule-deer.

    Tracks and Tracking Josef Brunner
  • We had made but twenty-two miles, but in the course of the day had killed a mule-deer, an animal we were very anxious to obtain.

  • Upon it roams the buffalo, the prong-horned antelope, and the mule-deer.

    The Young Voyageurs Mayne Reid
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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