Rangifer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Rangifer reindeer or caribou
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rangifer A genus of Cervidæ, containing arctic and subarctic species with large irregularly branching horns in both sexes, the brow-antler of which is highly developed, usually unsymmetrical, and more or less palmate, and very broad spreading hoofs; the reindeer. See cuts under reindeer and caribou.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Rangifer ran′ji-fer a genus of Cervidæ, to which the reindeer belongs
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. rangier, a reindeer, most prob. the Ice. hreinn, reindeer, L. fera, a wild beast.

Usage


In news:

CARIBOU , Rangifer Tarandus, are nomadic members of the deer family well known for legendary migrations of hundreds of miles.
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