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male white-tailed deer
Odocoileus virginianus

white-tailed deer

(wīt′tāld′, hwīt′-)
n.
A North American deer (Odocoileus virginianus) having a coat that is grayish- or reddish-brown, a tail that is white on the underside, and many-branched antlers in the male. Also called Virginia deer, whitetail.
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white-tailed deer

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whitetail

n
(Animals) 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. Also called: Virginia deer
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white′-tailed`

(or white′tail) deer′,


n.
a North American deer, Odocoileus virginianus, having a tail with a white underside.
Also called white′tail`..
[1840–50, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.white-tailed deer - common North American deerwhite-tailed deer - common North American deer; tail has a white underside
cervid, deer - distinguished from Bovidae by the male's having solid deciduous antlers
genus Odocoileus, Odocoileus - North American deer
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