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

  • n. A small Eurasian deer (Dama dama) having a yellowish-red coat spotted with white in summer and broad, flattened antlers in the male.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A ruminant mammal (Dama dama) belonging to the family Cervidae.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A European species of deer (Cervus dama), much smaller than the red deer. In summer both sexes are spotted with white. It is common in England, where it is often domesticated in the parks.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A deer of the genus Dama: so called from its fallow or yellowish color spotted with white.

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

  • n. small Eurasian deer


Obsolete fallow, reddish-yellow, from Middle English falow, falwe, from Old English fealu.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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