of the deer family
Origin of cervidfrom Modern Latin Cervidae, name of the family ( from Classical Latin cervus, stag, deer from Indo-European an unverified form ?erewos, horned, a horned animal from base an unverified form ?er-, horn) + -id
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.
Origin of cervidNew Latin Cervidae family name from Latin cervus deer ; see ker-1 in Indo-European roots.
- (zoology) Any animal (such as the deer) of the family Cervidae.