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1. Relating to, resembling, or characteristic of deer.
2. Of or belonging to the family Cervidae, which includes the deer, moose, and elk.

[Latin cervīnus, from cervus, deer; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. (Zoology) resembling or relating to a deer
2. (Colours) of a dark yellowish-brown colour
[C19: from Latin cervīnus, from cervus a deer]
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(ˈsɜr vaɪn, -vɪn)

1. deerlike.
2. of deer or the deer family.
[1825–35; < Latin cervīnus=cerv(us) deer + -īnus -ine1]
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Adj.1.cervine - relating to or resembling deer
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