- a deer (Cervus elaphus) native to Europe and Asia
- ☆ the white-tailed deer in its reddish summer coat
city in SC Alberta, Canada: pop. 60,000
A large reddish-brown or grayish deer (Cervus elaphus) of Eurasia and North Africa, having long branching antlers in the male. The closely related North American elk is sometimes considered a subspecies of the red deer.
- attributive form of red deer, noun.