KJV Dictionary Definition: deer


DEER, n. Sing. And plu. Gr. A wild beast. The primary sense is simply roving, wild, untamed; hence, a wild beast. A quadruped of the genus Cervus, of several species, as the stag, the fallow deer, the roe-buck, the rane or rane-deer, &c. These animals are wild and hunted in the forest, or kept in parks. Their flesh called venison, is deemed excellent food.