Origin of fallow deersee fallow
fallow deerfallow deer
A small Eurasian deer (Dama dama) having a reddish-brown coat spotted with white in summer and broad, flattened antlers in the male.
Origin of fallow deerObsolete fallow reddish- or brownish-yellow from Middle English falow, falwe from Old English fealu ; see pel-1 in Indo-European roots.
- attributive form of fallow deer, noun.
- It is typically an animal of the size of a fallow-deer.
- Here may be mentioned the gigantic fossil deer commonly known as the Irish elk, which is perhaps a giant type of fallow-deer, and if so should be known as Cervus (Dama) giganteus.
- For the fallow-deer, Cervus [Dania] dama, see Fallow-Deer.