Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A percoid fish, the Acerina cernua. More generally called ruff or pope. See ruff.
- n. A common name among hunters of the black-tailed deer or mule-deer, Cariacus macrotis (see mule-deer)
- n. of the Columbian deer, C. columbianus: in both cases in distinction from the common or white-tailed deer, C. virginianus.
- n. In India, a name of the chikara or ravine-deer, Tragops bennetti.
- n. A fish: the ruff or pope.
- n. The black-tailed deer (Cervus or Cariacus columbianus) of California and Oregon.
- n. The mule deer of the Rocky Mountains.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A fish; the ruff or pope.
- n. (Zoöl.) The black-tailed deer (Cervus Columbianus or Cariacus Columbianus) of California and Oregon; also, the mule deer of the Rocky Mountains. See Mule deer.
- n. mule deer of western Rocky Mountains
- black + tail (Wiktionary)
“Do you think that those that are in blacktail country, are hunting the hardest to get the trophy deer?”
“Probably a bobcat gettin a blacktail out in the west.”
“If you polled B&C whitetail, mule, and blacktail entries, I bet the .270 and 30'06 would be 1 and 2 and vice versa, with the .308 a close 3rd.”
“Karl Wolfe had a half day to hunt for blacktail deer, but the outing ended just 15 minutes after he left his truck.”
“Still trying for my first elk, and I would love to shoot a blacktail.”
“We have several deer mounts ranging in size from spike (first recurve kill) to a large 3 x 4 blacktail.”
“A benchleg is a crossbred western blacktail with a mule deer.”
“Please tell me your experience on how well mule deer and blacktail deer respond to the use of scents.”
“Will be hunting the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness for blacktail.”
“I've been hunting blacktail off and on for the last 32 yrs. now.”
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Compound adjectives - based on the FAO ASFIS list of waterborne species.
lots and lots of fish, a piscatorial
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