Adjective "cervine" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈsəːvʌɪn/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Relating to deer; deer-like.
  1. 'So the slow-growing muscle has a chance to develop the subtle grains of fat - the ‘marbling’ so prized in the best beef - that most of its cervine relatives are lacking.'
  2. 'Botanical humans are at war with a cervine insurgency that has greater defoliation power than a squadron-load of Agent Orange.'

Definitions

adjective

1. resembling or characteristic of deer; deerlike.

2. of deer or the deer family.

3. of a deep tawny color.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Latin cervinus, from cervus ‘deer’, + -ine.