Meaning of “fallow deer” in the English Dictionary

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"fallow deer" in British English

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fallow deernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfæl.əʊ ˌdɪər/ us /ˈfæl.oʊ ˌdɪr/ plural fallow deer

Examples from literature

  • A few fallow deer moved quietly down there, ruddy spots against the turf. 
  • In the forests were red deer and fallow deer, bears, otters, beavers, and foxes, besides animals unknown in Europe. 
  • It is in fact the pure wild fallow deer that stocks the parks of Europe, and if I am rightly informed is only to be found wild in Asia Minor, and even there it is rare. 
  • The fallow deer is said to have been introduced by the Romans, and domesticated ever since in the successive parks of Celt and Saxon, Dane and Norman. 
  • The fallow deer stole near to them with noiseless feet, regarding them out of their large gentle eyes with looks of comradeship. 

(Definition of “fallow deer” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)