fallow deer


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fallow deer

n.
A small Eurasian deer (Dama dama) having a reddish-brown coat spotted with white in summer and broad, flattened antlers in the male.

[Obsolete fallow, reddish- or brownish-yellow, from Middle English falow, falwe, from Old English fealu; see pel- in Indo-European roots.]

fallow deer

n
(Animals) either of two deer, Dama dama or D. mesopotamica, native to the Mediterranean region and Persia respectively. The antlers are flattened and the summer coat is reddish with white spots

fal′low deer′


n.
a Eurasian deer, Dama dama, with a yellowish coat that is spotted in the summer.
[1540–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fallow deer - small Eurasian deerfallow deer - small Eurasian deer      
cervid, deer - distinguished from Bovidae by the male's having solid deciduous antlers
Dama, genus Dama - fallow deer
Translations
kuusipeura
dámszarvasdámvad
danielius
damjak
alageyik

fallow deer

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fallow deer

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References in classic literature ?
The principal quadrupeds that had been seen by the colonists in their various expeditions were the stag, fallow deer, hart, black and grizzly bear, antelope, ahsahta or bighorn, beaver, sea and river otter, muskrat, fox, wolf, and panther, the latter extremely rare.
There had they built huts of bark and branches of trees, and made couches of sweet rushes spread over with skins of fallow deer.
In a few moments a colt was seen gliding, like a fallow deer, among the straight trunks of the pines; and, in another instant, the person of the ungainly man, described in the preceding chapter, came into view, with as much rapidity as he could excite his meager beast to endure without coming to an open rupture.
Percent in vitro digestible dry matter (IVDDM) of seven forages was estimated using rumen inocula from three fallow deer (Dama dama), two sika deer (Cervus nippon) and two white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) from the Edwards Plateau region of south-central Texas, 4-5 November 1987.
More than 400 farmers raise white-tailed deer, elk, mule deer, fallow deer, sika deer or other deer species in New York.
It's been a long winter for the female fallow deer.
Albino mule deer have been confused with white fallow deer that reside in Point Reyes National Seashore north of San Francisco, near Ukiah in Mendocino County and at other locales scattered around the state, said Jurek, who has studied the exotic fallow.
The species originally ranged from the eastern Mediterranean region and Asia Minor to Iran, but fallow deer have now been widely introduced in Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand (Chapman and Chapman, 1975).
Some of the fallow deer (Mediterranean) are a distinctive pure white; others have reddish brown or black backs.
Cervid tracking is more rigorous in Colorado than in some other states because of a state mandate requiring ranchers to test dead elk and fallow deer for CWD, or chronic wasting disease.
PESHAWAR -- After natural death of fallow deer last week, the Peshawar Zoo lost another wild animal when a wolf killed a monkey on Saturday night, an official said.