Reindeer

Definition of Reindeer

Rein´deer`   Pronunciation: rān´dēr
n.1.(Zool.) Any ruminant of the genus Rangifer, of the Deer family, found in the colder parts of both the Eastern and Western hemispheres, and having long irregularly branched antlers, with the brow tines palmate.
Reindeer moss
(Bot.) a gray branching lichen (Cladonia rangiferina) which forms extensive patches on the ground in arctic and even in north temperature regions. It is the principal food of the Lapland reindeer in winter.
Reindeer period
(Geol.) a name sometimes given to a part of the Paleolithic era when the reindeer was common over Central Europe.

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Cape elk, Siberian husky, Virginia deer, antelope, ass, beast of burden, buck, camel, camelopard, caribou, deer, deerlet, doe, draft animal, dromedary, eland, elephant, elk, fallow deer, fawn, gazelle, giraffe, gnu, hart, hartebeest, hind, horse, husky, kaama, llama, malamute, moose, mule, mule deer, musk deer, okapi, ox, pack horse, red deer, roe, roe deer, roebuck, sledge dog, springbok, stag, sumpter, sumpter horse, sumpter mule, wildebeest
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