Definition of black-tailed deer in English:

black-tailed deer

noun

  • another term for mule deer
    • ‘It was a black-tailed deer, the small coastal sub-species of the mule deer, which is found throughout western North America.’
    • ‘You'll hike through soaring redwoods, glimpsing an occasional black-tailed deer or belted kingfisher, but the payoff is the view down the green gorge of Big Sur Valley.’
    • ‘While black-tailed deer form the majority of the wolves' prey, the researcher was surprised at the diversity of their diet.’
    • ‘He just holed up, cooked frozen beef, and kept notes on the black-tailed deer that fed on the hay outside his window.’
    • ‘Upstream there were beavers, river otters, and, though we didn't see them, brown bears, moose, Sitka black-tailed deer, mountain goats, and wolverines.’