Associations to the word «Deer»
DEER, noun. A ruminant mammal with antlers and hooves of the family Cervidae, or one of several similar animals from related families of the order Artiodactyla.
DEER, noun. (in particular) One of the smaller animals of this family, distinguished from a moose or elk.
DEER, noun. The meat of such an animal; venison.
DEER, noun. (obsolete) (especially in the phrase "small deer") A beast, especially a quadruped and especially a mammal, as opposed to a bird, fish, etc.
DEER FLY, noun. A Eurasian species of louse fly in the family Hippoboscidae, Lipoptena cervi; parasites of elk, deer and other bovine animals, sucking blood and laying eggs in the fur of the host animals.
DEER FLY, noun. A gold or green eyed horsefly of the genus Chrysops in the family Tabanidae; pests to cattle, horses and humans, feeding on their blood.
DEER FLY FEVER, noun. (informal) tularemia
DEER FLY FEVERS, noun. Plural of deer fly fever
DEER GUN, noun. (US) (historical) a basic pistol intended for distribution to South Vietnamese guerrillas as a weapon against North Vietnamese soldiers.
DEER IN THE HEADLIGHT SYNDROME, noun. A state of mental paralysis caused by anxiety, fear, panic, etc.
DEER IN THE HEADLIGHTS, noun. (idiomatic) A mental state of high arousal caused by anxiety fear, panic, surprise and/or confusion, or substance abuse.
DEER IN THE HEADLIGHTS, noun. (idiomatic) A stunned or glazed expression.
DEER KED, noun. A Eurasian species of louse fly in the family Hippoboscidae, Lipoptena cervi, that are parasites of elk, deer and other bovine animals, sucking blood and laying eggs in the fur of the host animals.
DEER MEAT, noun. (uncommon) The meat or flesh of a deer, especially as food; venison.
DEER MICE, noun. Plural of deer mouse
DEER MOUSE, noun. Any of the muroid rodents in the genus Peromyscus, especially Peromyscus maniculatus.
DEER MOUSE, noun. Many of the muroid rodents with notable jumping capability within the subfamily Neotominae, including all species in the genera Peromyscus and Habromys, as well as some species in several others.
DEER STALKER, noun. One who deer stalks.
DEER STALKING, noun. The hunting of deer by stalking, or stealing upon them unawares. One who deer stalks is known as a deer stalker.
DEER TICK, noun. A hard-bodied tick, Ixodes scapularis, of the eastern and northern Midwestern United States, one of four species of tick that is carrier of Lyme disease.
DEER TICKS, noun. Plural of deer tick
DEER, noun. Distinguished from Bovidae by the male's having solid deciduous antlers.
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