mule deer definition

  • noun:
    • A brownish-gray deer (Odocoileus hemionus) of western North America, having lengthy mulelike ears, large branching antlers within the male, and a black-tipped tail. Also known as black-tailed deer.
    • A deer, present western united states.
    • a sizable deer (Cervus macrotis syn. Cariacus macrotis) for the Western usa. Title refers to its lengthy ears.
    • The blacktail or black-tailed deer, Cariacus macrotis: so called from the large ears. It is decidedly larger and more stately than the Virginia or white-tailed deer, and is next in size to the wapiti and caribou among the North American CervidÅ“.
    • long-eared deer of western the united states with two-pronged antlers

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