- a deer (Cervus elaphus) native to Europe and Asia
- the white-tailed deer in its reddish summer coat
red deerred deer
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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.
- In the antlers of the red-deer group, which form the type of the whole series, the following names have been applied to their different component parts and branches.
- The tail, too, is shorter than in the red-deer; while in winter the under parts become very dark, and the upper surface often bleaches almost white.
- The roe-deer and red-deer are confined to the southern parts; though the first is found in the south of the midland plains.
- This species is about the size of a red-deer, with a foxy red coat with black legs.
- Otters are common along the rivers; chamois may very rarely be seen on the least accessible peaks; roe-deer, red-deer, squirrels and rabbits people the lower woodlands; and hares abound in the open.