Definition of rucervine in US English:

rucervine

adjective

Zoology
  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of the genus or subgenus Rucervus, which comprises three South and South-east Asian deer with antlers characterized by a long and simple brow tine.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Henry Nicholson (1844–1899), biologist and geologist. From scientific Latin Rucervus, subgenus name + -ine, after cervine.

Pronunciation

rucervine

/ruːˈsəːvʌɪn/