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Any of various hoofed mammals of the family Cervidae, which includes the deer, moose, and elk. Most male cervids grow antlers that are shed each year.

[New Latin Cervidae, family name, from Latin cervus, deer; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]


(Animals) any ruminant mammal of the family Cervidae, including the deer, characterized by the presence of antlers
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Cervidae
[C19: from New Latin Cervidae, from Latin cervus deer]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cervid - distinguished from Bovidae by the male's having solid deciduous antlerscervid - distinguished from Bovidae by the male's having solid deciduous antlers
antler - deciduous horn of a member of the deer family
scut - a short erect tail
flag - a conspicuously marked or shaped tail
ruminant - any of various cud-chewing hoofed mammals having a stomach divided into four (occasionally three) compartments
Cervidae, family Cervidae - deer: reindeer; moose or elks; muntjacs; roe deer
pricket - male deer in his second year
fawn - a young deer
Cervus elaphus, red deer, wapiti, American elk, elk - common deer of temperate Europe and Asia
Cervus unicolor, sambar, sambur - a deer of southern Asia with antlers that have three tines
American elk, Cervus elaphus canadensis, wapiti, elk - large North American deer with large much-branched antlers in the male
Cervus nipon, Cervus sika, Japanese deer, sika - small deer of Japan with slightly forked antlers
Odocoileus Virginianus, Virginia deer, white tail, whitetail, whitetail deer, white-tailed deer - common North American deer; tail has a white underside
burro deer, mule deer, Odocoileus hemionus - long-eared deer of western North America with two-pronged antlers
Alces alces, elk, European elk, moose - large northern deer with enormous flattened antlers in the male; called `elk' in Europe and `moose' in North America
Dama dama, fallow deer - small Eurasian deer
Capreolus capreolus, roe deer - small graceful deer of Eurasian woodlands having small forked antlers
caribou, Greenland caribou, Rangifer tarandus, reindeer - Arctic deer with large antlers in both sexes; called `reindeer' in Eurasia and `caribou' in North America
brocket - small South American deer with unbranched antlers
barking deer, muntjac - small Asian deer with small antlers and a cry like a bark
Moschus moschiferus, musk deer - small heavy-limbed upland deer of central Asia; male secretes valued musk
elaphure, Elaphurus davidianus, pere david's deer - large Chinese deer surviving only in domesticated herds
withers - the highest part of the back at the base of the neck of various animals especially draft animals
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Import restrictions require that cervid carcasses be properly cleaned and dressed before being transported into Tennessee.
Arkansas--As of January 1, 2017, the use of natural cervid urine or other bio-fluids is prohibited.
Although venison can mean different things in different cultures, the word most often refers collectively to all the deer-like animals: the cervids (especially deer, elk, and moose) and the non-cervid pronghorn and African antelopes.
CWD is enzootic in multiple cervid species, including deer and elk; the major foci of disease are ColoradoAVyoming (USA), Wisconsin/Illinois (USA), and Alberta/Saskatchewan (Canada).
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American and Western soldiers have been facing the wrong end of a Kalashnikov rifle for better than half-a-century now and if the Molot Vepr catches on, the North American cervid population may reap a similar whirlwind, as the new AK chambers calibers suitable for all big-game in the lower 48.
The best preserved archaeological evidence was deposited in the Late Iron Age inhumation burials, where cow, bear, and especially cervid skins were commonly used to wrap the body (Kirkinen 2015).
Birth date depends on growth of the cervid fawn (Clutton-Brock et al.
Intertaxonomic variability in patterns of bone density and the differential representation of bovid, cervid, and equid elements in the archaeological record.
5]) stage in their cervid (final) host (Olsson et al.
Recently, Charly Seale, a representative of the American Cervid Alliance reached out to us to request an opportunity to respond to David Hart's August 2014 article "Deer Farms: Hunting's Ticking Time Bomb.