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A deer that has lyre-shaped antlers and a yellowish-brown coat with white spots, native to India and Sri Lanka.
- ‘A long-bearded old turkey gobbler greeted me at the gate, and whitetails, axis deer and blackbuck could be seen ghosting through the meadows if you only looked.’
- ‘Doves, francolin and sometimes axis deer can be spotted along this rugged route.’
- ‘Bhagoo said his executive had also secured 23 axis deer and three impalas from the Zambia Wildlife Authority.’
- ‘With both the .50 and the 45, I have taken bison, elk, antelope, white-tailed deer, axis deer, fallow deer and turkey.’
- ‘They also enjoyed the scimitar-horned oryx, axis deer, fallow deer, sika deer, blackbuck antelope, eland, impala, bison and many more species calling the Rio Bonito home.’
Early 17th century: axis from Latin, the name of an Indian animal mentioned by Pliny.
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