American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Relating to, resembling, or characteristic of deer.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to deer, or animals of the family Cervidæ.
- Of a deep-tawny or fawn color; dun.
- adj. Pertaining to a deer; deer-like.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the deer, or to the family
- adj. relating to or resembling deer
- From Latin cervīnus, from cervus ("deer"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin cervīnus, from cervus, deer; see ker-1 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“On cervine carbon-fibre pins, she is a paralympic runner.”
“If you insist on using a cervine as a perjorative, may I suggest the shiftless caribou?”
“But, for the time being, this cervine creature will not be seen in cyberspace.”
“Moose, as well as other members of the cervine family, live mostly on the shoots of trees, but they die mostly by the shoots of hunters.”
“-- A horse-like animal at the first glance, owing to its lean head, long, flat, and deep neck, and high withers, but with cervine hind-quarters, lower than in front.”
“There are many other points also, such as the fawns being spotted, some intestinal peculiarities, and the molar and premolar teeth being strictly cervine, which strengthen him in his opinion.”
“The true cervine type of horn I have already described in its progress from youth to age.”
“The next phase of development of which we have examples in India is the true cervine or elaphine type of horn in which the brow-tine is doubled by the addition of the bez; the royal is greatly enlarged at the expense of the tres-tine, and breaks out into the branches known as the sur-royals.”
“The next stage from the rusine to the cervine or elaphine type is the rucervine.”
“It was a magnificent cervine army with white banners, and I shall never look upon its like again.”
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