Fallow-deer

Fallow-deer
   Deut. 14:5 (R.V., "Wild goat"); 1 Kings 4:23 (R.V., "roebucks"). This animal, called in Hebrew yahmur, from a word meaning "to be red," is regarded by some as the common fallow-deer, the Cervus dama, which is said to be found very generally over Western and Southern Asia. It is called "fallow" from its pale-red or yellow colour. Some interpreters, however, regard the name as designating the bubale, Antelope bubale, the "wild cow" of North Africa, which is about the size of a stag, like the hartebeest of South Africa. A species of deer has been found at Mount Carmel which is called yahmur by the Arabs. It is said to be similar to the European roebuck.

Easton's Bible Dictionary. . 1897.

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  • fallow deer — noun small Eurasian deer • Syn: ↑Dama dama • Hypernyms: ↑deer, ↑cervid • Member Holonyms: ↑Dama, ↑genus Dama * * * ˈfallow deer f21 [ …   Useful english dictionary

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