from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A genus of North American deer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The generic name for the American deer of which the Virginia deer is a typical example. The name was given by Rafinesque in 1832 to a premolar, supposed by him to belong to an extinct species, found in a cave near Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The spelling has been amended to Odocælus by Sclater, and Odontocoileus by Elliot, but according to commonly accepted rules the original spelling stands.
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- n. North American deer
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