from The Century Dictionary.
- Pertaining to the red deer, Cervus elaphus, or to that section of the genus Cervus which this species represents.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Zoöl.) Pertaining to, resembling, or characteristic of, the stag, or
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- adjective zoology Pertaining to, resembling, or characteristic of the
stag, Cervus elaphus.
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The next stage from the rusine to the cervine or elaphine type is the rucervine.
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 deer with which we have to deal range from the elaphine, or red deer type, to the simple bifurcated antler of the muntjac, which consists of a beam and brow antler only.