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antler one of a pair of bony growths on the head of most kinds of deer. Male elk, moose, and white-tailed deer all grow antlers with branches or prongs. Deer grow new antlers every year. Caribou and reindeer are the only deer that have antlers on both the males and the females.
buck1 an adult male deer, goat, or rabbit. Adult males of some similar animals are also called bucks.
buckskin the skin of a deer. [2 definitions]
caribou an animal with long legs and a long neck. Caribou are mammals with antlers and hooves. They live in the northern part of North America. Caribou are closely related to moose and other kinds of deer. Both male and female caribou have antlers.
deer a mammal with short fur, long legs, and a long neck. Deer have hooves on their feet and can run very fast. The males of most kinds of deer grow and shed antlers every year. Deer are herbivores that chew their cud. Caribou, elk, moose, reindeer, and white-tailed deer are all kinds of deer.
doe an adult female deer, goat, or rabbit. Adult females of some similar animals are also called does.
elk a large deer found in northern Europe and Asia. It has large antlers shaped like a palm with spread fingers. In North America the same kind of animal is called a moose. [2 definitions]
fawn1 a young deer, especially one that is still drinking its mother's milk.
game wild animals, such as deer and rabbits, that can be caught and used as food. [1/5 definitions]
hoof the hard, tough covering on the feet of certain mammals such as horses, pigs, and deer. [1/2 definitions]
horn a hard, hollow growth on the head of certain mammals. Deer, cows, and sheep are some animals that have horns. Horns usually grow in pairs. [1/3 definitions]
jerky2 beef or deer meat that has been cut into long pieces and dried. Drying the meat preserves it so that it can be eaten at a later time.
moose the largest kind of deer. Male moose have very large antlers that are shaped like a hand with spread fingers. Moose are mammals with hooves. They live in the northern United States and in Canada. Moose also live in northern Europe and Asia, where they are called elk.
musk a substance with a strong smell made by the gland of a certain kind of male deer. Musk is used in making some perfumes. [2 definitions]
prong a pointed end of a deer antler. [1/3 definitions]
reindeer a mammal with long legs, a long neck, antlers, and hooves. Reindeer are raised in northern parts of the world for their milk, meat, and fur. They are also sometimes used to pull sleds for transportation. Reindeer are closely related to moose and other kinds of deer. Reindeer are the only deer that have antlers on both males and females. In North America, reindeer are called caribou.
roe2 a small deer found in Europe and Asia. The male roe has antlers with three points.
stag an adult male deer.
white-tailed deer an animal with antlers, long legs, and hooves. White-tailed deer are mammals. They live in woodlands of northern South America, Central America, and the United States, and are very common in the eastern United States. They are closely related to moose and other kinds of deer.
wolf a wild mammal that has a pointed nose, pointed ears, and a bushy tail. Wolves are closely related to coyotes, dogs, and foxes. They usually eat birds and other small animals, but they also hunt in packs for larger animals such as deer. Wolves used to be common in Europe, Asia, and North America, but are now extinct or endangered in most areas. [1/2 definitions]