from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Relating to, resembling, or characteristic of deer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to a deer; deer-like.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the deer, or to the family Cervidæ.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to deer, or animals of the family Cervidæ.
  • Of a deep-tawny or fawn color; dun.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. relating to or resembling deer


Latin cervīnus, from cervus, deer; see ker-1 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin cervīnus, from cervus ("deer"). (Wiktionary)



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