white-tailed deer

white-tailed deer

[hwahyt-teyld, wahyt-]
noun
a common North American deer, Odocoileus virginianus, having a tail with a white underside.
Also, whitetail deer.
Also called whitetail.


Origin:
1840–50, Americanism

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white-tailed deer
 
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Also called: Virginia deer a deer, Odocoileus virginianus, of North America and N South America: the coat varies in colour, being typically reddish-brown in the summer, and the tail is white

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